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The solar power plant, retrofitted on the rooftops of Tan Chong Subaru Automotive Thailand (TCSAT)’s office building and its newest factory manufacturing Subaru cars in Thailand, is financed, designed, built and will be operated and maintained by Cleantech Solar through a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA).
Cleantech Solar and Tan Chong Subaru Automotive (Thailand) Co., Ltd (TCSAT) inaugurated a 1 MW system on the rooftops of TCSAT’s office building and assembly plant located in Lat Krabang Industrial Estate, near Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. The installation includes over 3000 solar panels at TCSAT.
The project is expected to generate over 27 GWh of clean energy, avoiding 15,600 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions across the agreement’s term of 20 years.
The Thai government has placed a high priority on alternative energy sources to power the auto industry. With the government’s ambition to place Thailand amongst the top car manufacturers in the world, the project will contribute to the country’s vision to be a leading sustainable auto hub of the future.
“TCSAT is one of the latest state-of-the-art car manufacturing facilities in Thailand. We manufacture and export cars for the region and are constantly looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint. This partnership with Cleantech Solar allows us to employ the latest green energy technologies, reduce our cost of manufacturing and contribute towards a cleaner and greener environment. All this is also in line with the Thai government’s initiatives to encourage industry to move towards more sustainable ways of manufacturing.” said Mr Jason Shang, President of TCSAT.
Mr. Raju Shukla, Cleantech Solar’s Founder and Executive Chairman said, “Companies are increasingly embracing solar as a viable option to address concerns on rising electricity cost and climate change issues. We are able to scale up our portfolio in the region as more leading industrial companies choose Cleantech Solar as their trusted partner to deliver safe, reliable and cheaper alternative solutions to power up their facilities. Congratulations to both the Tan Chong Subaru Automotive (Thailand) and Cleantech Solar teams on the successful launch of the system.”