In an exclusive interview with SolarQuarter ASEAN, Andrew Hines, Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer, CleanMax threw light on how the RE sector has progressed in the region especially Thailand along with his company’s contribution towards the sector.
Southeast Asia is seeing tremendous growth in the RE space. Which country is your pick among this region?
Within Southeast Asia, Thailand is a very attractive market for the private sourcing of solar power. The combination of high grid electricity tariffs and good solar irradiation leads to a significant savings potential for large industrial rooftop clients, which is greater than in any other southeast Asian market. The large manufacturing base in Thailand provides a good market potential for this offering.
What do corporate power consumers look for in a developer when they decide to go for solar power?
In general , corporate power consumers in Thailand – and globally – have two overriding priorities when it comes to sourcing rooftop solar power under a private PPA. The first, of course, will be the cost of energy. The second, which is often overlooked by developers,
is the overall reliability of the developer.
CleanMax leverages its 10-year experience across several hundred rooftop sites to bring engineering expertise to qual ityconscious consumers in Thailand. It is also deploying the latest technologies, including 500 Wp and higher module capacities, to help industrial clients make the most of their roof space to generate low-cost and sustainable power.
Could you please tell us something about the rooftop solar project work currently taking place in the country?
CleanMax commissioned a 3.5 MWp rooftop solar project, which represents the largest rooftop solar project in Thailand under the private Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). This project has deployed the latest module technology, to maximise the energy output from available rooftops, and to deliver the lowest possible energy cost to the industrial client, in addition to reducing its carbon footprint.
Read the full interview here: https://solarquarter.com/2020/10/17/solarquarter-asean-aug-sept-2020-launch-edition/