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Bangkok coal miner targets 300 MW with new solar subsidiary

Bangkok coal miner targets 300 MW with new solar subsidiary
September 01
10:15 2017
Bangkok at night

Bangkok at night by [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

Thai coal giant Banpu is taking solar by the horns with a new downstream unit dubbed Banpu Infinergy, a “one-stop provider of total solar energy solutions” providing consultation, system design, installation, and maintenance services. The subsidiary will partner with industrial and private customers, including factories, hotels, schools and petrol stations, according to an online statement. It aims to install 300 MW of solar capacity over the next five years.

“We have more than 30 years of experience and expertise in the coal and power businesses, but we are also eager to develop renewable energy,” Banpu Infinergy Directory Somruedee Chaimongkol said. “The renewable energy trend in Thailand will become clearer as it is in other countries, such as Japan, China, Australia and the U.S., where solar energy is widely utilized.”

The first stage of the phased rollout will focus on supplying and installing rooftop PV systems, solar-powered street lights, and accessories. Three sales packages will be available, with one offering “zero investment” PV system installation and free maintenance over periods of 20 to 25 years.

Read the full article at PV Magazine.

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