Total to Develop 25 MW of Solar Rooftop Projects in Thailand

Total has signed a binding contract to provide 25 MW of solar rooftops for 24 facilities of one of the largest food companies in Thailand, Betagro.

Total through its affiliate Total Solar Distributed Generation has signed a binding contract to provide 25 megawatt-peak (MW) of solar rooftops for 24 facilities of one of the largest food companies in Thailand, Betagro. Each one of these projects benefits from a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Jointly they constitute one of the largest portfolios of corporate PPAs in Thailand.

Equipped with over 62.000 solar panels, the projects are designed to generate nearly 38 GWh of renewable electricity per year, helping Betagro shrink its carbon footprint by 26.000 tons of CO2 over the life of the solar rooftops while providing about 15 percent of the company’s total power consumption.

“With this project in Thailand, Total Solar Distributed Generation continues to grow its reach in the dynamic solar market in Southeast Asia where renewables will represent 30 percent of power generation sources by 2040,” said Julien Pouget, Senior Vice President, Renewables at Total. “We are committed to helping our commercial and industrial customers drive down both their energy costs and carbon footprint by providing reliable fully integrated solar solutions.”

Vasit Taepaisitphongse, CEO and President, Betagro Group said that Betagro runs the business in a sustainable way which not only improve society’s quality of life while reducing impact on the environment.

“We also have a strong interest in clean and environmentally friendly energy such as solar powerThe implementation of these solarpowered solutions will be very beneficial to our operations, effectively managing to drive down our costs and the impact on the environmentWe are confident that the partnership with Total Solar Distributed Generation, will help Betagro Group achieve these objectives.

Recently, we had reported that Total, through its wholly-owned affiliate Total Solar International, had established its presence on the Spanish solar market through two agreements with Powertis and Solarbay Renewable Energy and to develop nearly 2 gigawatts (GW) of solar projects. The firm has signed two deals for the 2 GW portfolio, the first being the establishment of a Joint Venture with Powertis with an Initial 800 MW Portfolio of Projects.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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