Suntech announced that it will provide approximately 63MW of solar panels to 8 separate Gunkul Engineering projects being constructed across Thailand. The projects are expected to be grid connected and operational by the end of 2015.
"Suntech has shipped more than 260MW of panels to various projects throughout Thailand. Working side-by-side, in a strong partnership with Gunkul Engineering, we're proud to continue supporting Thailand's important solar market," said Haibo Xiong, president of Suntech. "We have recently upgraded all our solar panels to a four busbar module. These panels are well suited for Thailand's hot and humid climate, providing higher power performance, while reducing the probability of micro-cracks and hotspots."
Suntech is supplying the Gunkul Engineering projects with its Vem series modules. The solar plants are expected to generate 94,000MWh of electricity per year, enough to power approximately 24,000 households, while reducing approximately 56,000 tons of carbon emissions annually.
"We chose to partner with Suntech particularly because of their continual investment in research and development and product performance enhancement, which had allowed Suntech to deliver the highest performing solar modules available in the market," said Ms. Sopacha Dhumrongpiyawut, president of Gunkul Engineering. "Suntech has a proven track record in Thailand, when it comes to performance and quality, as seen with the panels provided to the Sunny Bangchak solar project. Following the floods in 2011, the panels were submerged in water for 2 months. When the water finally receded, 80% of the panels were still producing solar," she noted.