First Solar, a U.S.-based vertically integrated solar company, and Prime Road Group, a Thailand-based developer, have announced the completion of four solar farms totaling 18 MW in Thailand.
Located across the Ayutthaya and Pathum Thani provinces and collectively called the Prime Road Group Co-Op Project, the portfolio features more than 158,500 First Solar Series 4 thin-film PV modules. Developed under Thailand’s Governmental Agency and Agricultural Cooperatives Program, the completed portfolio will help the country as it continues to grow its installed solar PV capacity and target 30% renewable energy by 2036.
Prime Road Group partnered with First Solar as the module supplier and Bouygues-Thai Ltd – a subsidiary of the French Bouygues Group – as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the delivery of the project.
“The completion represents a significant installation of First Solar modules in Southeast Asia, and we congratulate Prime Road Group and Bouygues-Thai on the successful delivery of this milestone project,” says Robert Bartrop, First Solar’s director of business development in Southeast Asia and China. “First Solar’s partnership with the Prime Road Group Co-Op Project reflects the value of First Solar technology in hot and humid climates such as Thailand, and we look forward to supporting future projects and the country’s renewable energy targets.”