German solar power developer Conergy has been selected as a contractor for the development of three farms in Thailand, totaling a capacity of 31.5MW.

The solar plants are being promoted by local client and investor Siam Solar Energy and will each have an installed capacity of 10.5MW.

Proposed for construction in the provinces of Suphanburi and Kanchanaburi in western Thailand, the plants will generate a combined 45,200MWh of clean electricity and help displace 24,000t of CO2 per annum.

The company, as per the agreed terms, will offer services including project planning, engineering and design, besides component supply and installation for the three large-scale solar plants.

Conergy CEO Dr Philip Comberg said that looking ahead the company plans to significantly expand its large project business.

"For the future, we intend to work on large-scale projects specifically and long-term with financial investors and strategic industrial customers who want to expand their portfolio like SSE with independent energy power plants," Comberg added.

"In addition to the growing Asian markets such as Thailand, we are focusing our efforts on the American solar market."

The two companies had earlier collaborated for the construction of two solar plants, totaling 21MW.