The Thailand Solar Power Project

The project comprises solar plants at twelve different locations in the provinces of Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat), Sakon Nakhon, Nahkhon Phanom and Khon Kaen in northeastern Thailand. With a total capacity of 81.53 megawatts, it will feed almost 110 gigawatt hours of electricity into the regional grid.

The conditions for investments in renewable energies in Thailand are still inadequate, which is why projects have to overcome high economic and technical hurdles. The project could not have been realised without the income from the sale of climate protection certificates.

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Key Facts

North-East Thailand, different locations
Project type:
Renewable energy – Solar
Project standard:
Verified Gold Standard & CDM
Project start date:
October 2009

Total emission reductions:
56.000t CO2 p.a.

Sustainable Development – The Sustainable Development Goals

While focusing on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, all our projects also generate multiple co-benefits. These are supportive of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

By supporting this project you’ll contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

Quality education: The Project funds 15 Solar Education Programs at makeshift schools for hill-tribe students. It teaches basic learning skills and provides free solar panels, neon lamps and other electrical appliances so that the children can continue their studies after dark in villages without electricity.

Decent work and economic growth: The project generated employment opportunities for skilled and unskilled personnel during construction, operation and maintenance of the solar plant. Moreover, it creates business opportunities for local stakeholders such as vendors, contractors and suppliers, further supporting the local economy.

Life on land:The project improves local air and water quality by reducing other pollutants
such as sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, soot and particles associated with the burning
of fossil fuels.