SUPERNAP (Thailand) Powers Data Center With Solar Energy

SUPERNAP (Thailand) Powers Data Center With Solar Energy

/ Renewables / Thursday, 22 December 2022 07:00

With the continuous growth of data, and to cater to the green goals of global environmental protection, the minimizing of environmental impact through maximum energy efficiency and renewable energy provision is an urgent priority for cutting-edge data centers.

Yap Jin Yi, chief executive officer of the company, said, “[The] SUPERNAP (Thailand) position has always been being the leader in the industry of the region. Powering our data center IT load with renewable energy and being the most sustainable data center is another step to reinforce our position as frontrunner in the digital infrastructure in Thailand.”

As data centers are huge consumers of power — and electricity is the main cost of their operation — adding renewable energy to an energy-efficient infrastructure is the key to data center sustainability.

Ajarin Pattanapanchai, former permanent secretary at the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society and newly appointed to the board of directors at WHA Industrial Development Public Company Limited, said, “Data centers are at the heart of the economy, as the digital backbone of businesses and governments, hosting data globally and making them accessible. SUPERNAP (Thailand) is once again a success story, pathing the way in Thailand of the global movement of industries changing from digital economies to green economies.”

SUPERNAP (Thailand) selected WHA Utilities and Power Plc. (WHAUP) to install the solar power system to provide green energy to the data center, with the utmost confidence in WHAUP’s full turnkey approach to meet the company’s business sustainability objective.

The solar farm was built next to SUPERNAP’s (Thailand’s) data center premises, located in the Economic Eastern Corridor (EEC), outside the Bangkok flood zone and close to an international network landing station with links across the country of Thailand.

“SUPERNAP (Thailand) delivers higher service capabilities than any data center in Southeast Asia. Having SUPERNAP (Thailand) as our solar power customer reinforces WHAUP’s expertise and reputation as one of the leading service providers of solar power systems in Thailand,” said Somkiat Masunthasuwun, chief executive officer at WHA Utilities and Power Plc.

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