SCG Ceramics Plc and Huawei Technologies have teamed up to develop energy storage technology, aiming to serve factory operators that adopt renewable energy.
Entrepreneurs need an energy storage system, or battery, to serve as a back-up power source for electricity produced by intermittent renewable energy sources such as the sun.
SCG Ceramics will jointly develop the technology through its Susunn Smart Solution Co, established to offer consulting and design services as well as distribution and installation of renewable power generation systems for customers.
Under a memorandum of understanding between Susunn and Huawei, the energy storage will be based on an energy monitoring platform from Susunn and energy storage technology from Huawei.
"We expect the energy storage system to support customers who use green energy in the industrial sector," Nampol Malichai, managing director of Susunn Smart Solution Co.
Main customers will be factories, especially those using rooftop solar panels in industrial estates.
The Susunn-Huawei cooperation will pave the way for a business to offer services and maintenance for batteries to ensure safety and high efficiency, he said.
Wu Xianbo (Jason), president of Smart PV and ESS Thailand under Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co, expects the cooperation to stimulate use of energy storage in Thailand and lead to further development of the technology.
"Huawei aims to offer solar power solutions to our customers and wants to share our technology with Susunn to develop and push forward an energy storage system in Thailand," he said.
Susunn also aims to install solar panels for its customers, especially factory owners in industrial estates. Its target is for 20-30 megawatts in electricity generation capacity for each industrial estate.
In 2022, the company introduced a solar carport, a carpark with electricity generation capacity of 6 kilowatts during peak hours. It can help a company save power costs by 30,000 baht a year and reduce greenhouse gas, amounting to 4,400 kilogrammes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year.