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DuPont Apollo to Supply 22.75 MW of PV Modules for Plants in Thailand
On June 13th, 2012 DuPont Apollo Ltd. (Hong Kong, China) announced that it has signed two contracts to supply a total of 22.75 MW of its amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) modules for two PV plants in Thailand.
The plants will be owned by Smart Green Energy Company Ltd. (Sathon, Thailand) and Infinite Green Comany Ltd. (Bangkok, Thailand), and located in Chaiyaphum Province and Saraburi Province. DuPont states that the plants will help the nation meet its goal of 25% electricity generation from renewables under its 10-Year Alternative Energy Development Plan.
"Together with our PV partners here, we all share a common mission and vision: to support and contribute to Thailand’s economic expansion and to meet growing electricity demand in a way that will generate less greenhouse gas (GHG) emission than if the country were to depend solely on oil and gas," stated DuPont Thailand Managing Director Somchai Laohverapanich.
"The aim is to help the country to gain more energy independence and lessen economic pressure from the price fluctuation of imported fuels."
DuPont collaborates on 8.7 MW PV plant
DuPont collaborated with joint venture L Solar 1 to build an 8.7 MW ground-mounted PV plant in Prachin Buri Province, which participates in Thailand's feed-in tariff. The company notes strong performance of its a-Si modules at the plant, despite the hot and humid climate
DuPont Apollo is a subsidiary of DuPont (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.).