Sharp to Provide Maintenance Service for worlds largest solar power generation plant

Sharp recently signed an agreement to provide maintenance service for a mega-solar power generation plant (73 MW) in the Kingdom of Thailand. This mega-solar power generation plant will be one of the worlds largest, will be operated by NED (Natural Energy Development) a major independent power producer in Thailand. The thin-film solar cells used in this plant offer outstanding power generating performance—thanks to good temperature coefficient—particularly in low-latitude regions and in climates with high ambient temperatures, and it is anticipated that they will be installed at other large-scale solar power plants throughout Asia. In the maintenance of solar power facilities, specially trained and educated personnel perform inspections and service all parts of the system, including solar modules and power conditioners, as well as maintain the environment in the plant as a whole.

This work supports the long-term operation of power generation projects by ensuring that large-scale solar power plants run reliably and provide stable power generation. Sharp was awarded the construction contract for this power plant and has also received an order to provide thin-film solar cell modules and related peripheral systems. Construction began in August 2010, and is currently in progress.