The Kansai Electric Power Company (KEPCO) is all set to complete the work on a 22MW rooftop solar installation in Thailand.
The Japanese electricity supplier is in the completion phase of the project, which will be the largest rooftop solar project by capacity globally.
The project is being built in the Amata City Rayong industrial park located southwest of Bangkok. It has been informed that the solar panel unit on the facility will be equivalent to more than 18 football pitches in size.
The solar rooftop will have a total output of 22MW by 2025, and will reduce CO2 emissions by 38,000 tonnes.
According to the company, the electricity generated at the rooftop project site will be used to power the tire factory. It comes as the owner Sumitomo plans to halve its scope one and two carbon dioxide emissions by 2030.
The project comes at a time when Thailand is leading clean energy initiatives among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Besides various initiatives, the Thai government has also implemented a national sustainability strategy called the Bio-Circular Green economy.