UNICHARM Thailand and SYMBIOR Solar Successfully Starts Commercial Operation of 6MWp Solar PV Project


The Largest Solar Rooftop Project With Industrial Estate in Thailand


SYMBIOR Solar announced that UNICHARM 6MW rooftop solar project is officially connected to the grid for commercial operation. This project is located in the vicinity of Bangkok in Bang Pakong District. It is the first rooftop solar power plant of UNICHARM cooperating with SYMBIOR and the largest solar rooftop project with the industrial estate here in Thailand. Symbior Solar as the investor of the project is responsible for operation and maintenance in the whole project life. Symbior will ensure the generation of solar PV systems and continually supply green renewable energy to Unicharm over the next 15 years.

  • 6MW is the installed capacity of the project
  • 30,180 square meters roof space
  • 15,000 pieces of modules
  • 3 km of walkway and 1 km of guard rails to ensure safety of every worker on the roof

“We will reduce the carbon emissions by over 4,300 tons per year and we will at the same time save 300 million baht over the entire duration of the project. It was important for Symbior Solar to find a partner whose vision is aligned with our vision. Such a great project is also the result of an efficient collaboration with our partner ITOCHU and with our contractor SOLVENTIA. It shows how you can do right for the planet and the environment well at the same time do right for business”, said Florian BENNHOLD, CEO of Symbior Solar, during the official ceremony at Unicharm plant.  

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The project not only brings saving on utility bills to Unicharm, but also help green and low-carbon transition, undertaking of social responsibility and demonstrating the sustainable image of the company.


“With this first solar project on our factory roof, Unicharm Thailand is now on the start-line, and we have to keep striving for SDGs goal. This solar panel project will be 11% of overall electrical power in UCT. However, it’s just only 11%. So, we have determined to reach 100% renewable energy in Unicharm group by year 2030. The important thing is determination in each member to do the right thing to push through 17 goals of SDGs and hold a stance to connect people, things and resource issue with willing mind to sacrifice to other people, which will be a fundamental base to ease and solve the difference or the conflict that is now happening in various scenes, including acceleration of aging society in Thailand. While the social environment that competition is getting harder, we hope that “Compassion”, “Compromise” “thoughtful Consideration to others” which are the strength of Thai and Japanese people, will be pass over to next generation as DNA continuously”, said Mr. Tadashi NAKAI, Managing Director of Unicharm Thailand.

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