The donation helped the schools — Prep School in Bangkok, Mechai Pattana School in Pattaya and Kaho Plueak School in Chiang Rai — better meet their energy needs through the additional energy provided by the solar panels. It further presented 900 school children an opportunity to learn more about solar energy.
The installation in Mechai Pattana School uses 40 REC Peak Energy Series solar panels and produces 10 kW of energy. The 3 kW installations in Prep School and Kaho Plueak School consist of 12 REC Peak Energy Series solar panels each.
While Thailand produces energy domestically, this only meets half of the primary energy needs of the country. Thailand imports energy for the rest of its needs. The local authorities are looking to get one quarter of its energy from renewable sources by 2021.
The sponsorship was initiated by Sonnedix, which installed close to 41,000 REC Peak Energy Series solar panels in the largest solar energy power plant in northern Thailand in April 2013.
The 9.5 MW power generator in Chiang Rai provided clean solar electricity to 7,200 households
in the area.
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