Sharp to Construct 52 MW Large-Scale Solar Power Generation Plan

Sharp to Construct 52 MW Large-Scale Solar Power Generation Plant in Thailand 
As EPC Contractor, Sharp Will Collaborate on Plant Design and Construction and
on Supply of Balance of Plant; Sharp Will Also Provide Maintenance and
Operational Control 
Tokyo, Jan 27, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) -  Sharp Corporation has signed an
agreement with SSP(2) of Thailand to construct a 52 MW-dc(3) large-scale solar
power generation plant in that country. Construction will begin in January,
with operations scheduled to start by the end of 2014. 
The plant will be operated by power producer SSP, which earlier placed a
construction order for the project with Sharp, ITE(4), and ITD(4) (the largest
construction company in Thailand). Sharp will collaborate on the design and
construction of the plant and will also supply the solar modules and balance of
plant (BOP) for it. When the new plant comes online, the total amount of power
generation capacity of Sharp solar power plants in Thailand will exceed 150
The power plant will employ thin-film solar modules that offer superior
performance characteristics under high temperatures. Sharp will supply
approximately 400,000 of these modules-along with the requisite BOP-on an
expansive area of about 1.3 square kilometers. Maintenance and operational
control will be provided by Sharp Solar Maintenance Asia Co., Ltd. (SSMA)(5), a
Sharp subsidiary established in March 2011. Specially trained and qualified
personnel will provide operational support by inspecting and servicing the
entire plant. 
Sharp will continue to develop a top-to-bottom business model that includes
collaborating on the design and construction of solar power plants, supplying
BOP, and providing maintenance and operational control services. 
(1) An EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) contractor carries out
the design of a project, procures all the necessary equipment, and contructs
the project.
(2) SSP: Serm Sang Palang Ngan Co., Ltd. A special-purpose company, whose
parent organization is Tang Kim Heng Group. SSP plans, invests in, and operates
power generation businesses.
(3) dc: direct current
(4) ITD (Italian-Thai Development Public Company Limited): The largest
construction company in Thailand. ITD has extensive experience-in both Thailand
and global markets-in the construction of public facilities such as
international airports, hydraulic power plants, and commercial buildings.
ITE (ITALTHAI Engineering Co., Ltd.): ITE, an affilated company of ITD,
provides a wide range of services, including supplying electricity and
designing buildings and facilities.
(5) SSMA is a subsidiary of Sharp Corporation established on March 21, 2011,
to provide repair and maintenance services for large-scale solar power plants
in Asia. 
About Sharp 
Sharp Corporation (TSE: 6753) is a worldwide developer of innovative products
and core technologies that play a key role in shaping the future of
electronics.  As a leader in liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and digital
technologies, Sharp offers one of the broadest and most advanced lines of
consumer electronics, information products and electronic components, while
also creating new network businesses. For more information, please visit . 
Miyuki Nakayama
Tokyo Public Relations and Media Liaison Office
Sharp Corporation
Tel: +81-3-5446-8205
Fax: +81-3-5446-8206 
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