TotalEnergies ENEOS and S. Kijchai Enterprise, a prominent wood-based panel manufacturer in Thailand, have teamed up to decarbonize their Thai facility by introducing a floating solar farm on their property to provide clean energy to their operations.
This is the second collaboration following their solar roof project in 2019. The project involves a 1.8-megawatt-peak (MWp) floating solar photovoltaic (PV) system situated in Thailand. With more than 3,000 modules installed, this PV system is poised to generate approximately 2,650 megawatt-hours (MWh) of renewable electricity annually, resulting in substantial cost reductions for S. Kijchai while concurrently cutting the company’s carbon footprint by an estimated 1,125 tons of CO2 emissions, equivalent to the environmental impact of planting roughly 16,800 trees.
As part of the agreement, TotalEnergies ENEOS has full responsibility for funding, installing, and operating the system, with S. Kijchai exclusively paying for the electricity generated over the next 12 years.
Elodie Renaud, Director of TotalEnergies ENEOS Renewables Distributed Generation Asia said, “As a leading solar service provider known for our robust technical experience in deploying renewable energy solutions on highly technical and complex sites, we are delighted to be trusted by S. Kijchai again as the solar energy partner of choice. This second project with S. Kijchai is particularly strategic for TotalEnergies ENEOS as it is our first floating project in APAC region, and a key reference for future development. TotalEnergies ENEOS is committed to support manufacturing companies like S. Kijchai, in driving down their carbon footprint, to support them in their transition towards clean energy.”