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Chinese solar products maker Wuxi Suntech said Friday it will supply 63 MW of its photovoltaic (PV) modules to electrical equipment firm Gunkul Engineering Public Co Ltd for eight solar projects across Thailand.
The deal is for Wuxi Suntech’s Vem series modules compatible with utility-scale power plants. “These panels are well suited for Thailand's hot and humid climate, providing higher power performance, while reducing the probability of micro-cracks and hotspots,” president Haibo Xiong noted.
The PV parks are scheduled to be hooked to the grid by end-2015. They are expected to generate roughly 94 GWh of electricity per year, enough to power approximately 24,000 local households and offset some 56,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually, the manufacturer calculates.
Wuxi Suntech was the main unit in China of Suntech Power Holdings before it was acquired by Shunfeng International. So far, it has shipped more than 260 MW of its panels to Thailand.