REC, a provider of solar power solutions, completed its first venture in Thailand. Powered by nearly 41,000 REC Peak Energy Series solar panels, the brand-new 9.5 MW Chiang Rai power plant went into operation.
About 7,200 Thai households now benefit from renewable energy from the solar power project. Covering 60 acres of rugged, mountainous land in the District of Mae Chan, the plant is owned and operated by Chiang Rai Solar, a joint venture between Sonnedix, an independent solar power producer, and CK Power, an affiliate of CH Karchang, a Thailand-based construction company.
The solar power plant is connected by a high voltage overhead line that feeds 15,000 MWh per year into Thailand’s power grid. This REC-powered installation reduces the country’s carbon dioxide footprint by almost 9,000 metric tons per year.