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DuPont Apollo Fuels Sustainable Growth in Thailand Through Solar Energy

Post Time:Jun 20,2012Classify:Industry NewsView:104

DuPont Apollo thin film PV modules used in the 8.7MW ground-mounted L Solar 1 project, have demonstrated superior performance despite the hot and humid Thailand climate.

At a media briefing held at the DuPont Thailand Innovation Center, DuPont reaffirmed its support for Thailand’s 10-Year Alternative Energy Development Plan.

“Together with our PV partners here, we all share a common mission and vision: to support and contribute to Thailand’s economic expansion and to meet growing electricity demand in a way that will generate less greenhouse gas (GHG) emission than if the country were to depend solely on oil and gas, said

Thailand’s alternative energy plan is designed to drive the national economy and build up national energy security during 2012-2021. The aim is to attain a renewable energy mix of 25% of overall energy consumption.  The country consumes a large amount of imported energy such as oil and gas.

“While hot, humid regions like Thailand present a challenge to many solar panel designs, silicon-based thin film PV modules from DuPont Apollo demonstrate significant advantages in this type of environment, with higher energy yield and reliability that contribute to improved returns on customer's investments,” said Chuck Xu, chief executive officer of DuPont Apollo. “Through works such as the

DuPont Apollo collaborated with L Solar 1, a joint venture led by Loxley, on a ground-mounted solar farm in Thailand’s Prachin Buri Province. It was the first megawatt-scale project on which DuPont Apollo has collaborated with a local partner, and it was a significant milestone for both companies to accelerate the use of solar energy in Thailand.

“We are thrilled by the remarkable system power performance enabled by the DuPont Apollo PV modules and we are confident our long-term investment is secured with the reliable modules,” said Piboon Piboontum, managing director of L Solar 1 Co., Ltd.

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