Mitsubishi Motors Thailand continuously hands over ‘Solar for Lives’ project’s solar panel system to two hospitals, aiming to bring about a carbon-neutral society

BANGKOK – April 4, 2023: Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has handed over solar panel system under its ‘Solar for Lives’ project to Pong Hospital in Phayao as the second hospital in the North and Chanuman Hospital in Amnat Charoen as the second one in the Northeast. The objective of the project is to install solar power systems in 40 community hospitals within the next 10 years. The initiative sits under the ‘Environment’ pillar, aiming to bring about a carbon-neutral society which is in line with Mitsubishi Motors Thailand’s CSR direction ‘To Contribute and Grow with Thai Society’ under its three main pillars – Education, Environment and Health.

Mr. Eiichi Koito, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd. said, “Solar for Lives’ is a project in cooperation with our partners among the company and state agencies including the Ministry of Public Health, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), and the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO). Since the project’s initiation in 2022 to date, the company has continuously delivered solar panel systems to six hospitals including these two hospitals.”

“Our goal for putting solar panel systems in community hospitals across Thailand is to increase the availability of good healthcare services to Thai people. This project can create sustainable energy sources for hospitals, and promote the government's strategic goals in bringing Thailand towards a carbon-neutral society. We expect to invest 60 million baht for 40 community hospitals within the next 10 years for solar panel system installation including maintenance. The ‘Solar for Lives’ project is expected to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions of participating hospitals by more than 17,300 tons,” added Mr. Koito.

Dr. Sukit Thipthiphagon, Director of Pong Hospital said, “I am very grateful that our hospital is one of the hospitals of ‘Solar for Lives’ project and has been provided Mitsubishi Motors Thailand’s the state-of-the-art solar panel technology with smaller size and more efficiency, which can be tracked its power generation with the application on mobile phone. Normally, the hospital’s electricity expense is about THB 200,000 per month. With the solar panel system, it has reduced our electricity power costs by an average of THB 30,000 per month that allowed us to use these savings to develop other aspects in our hospital. The increased efficiency means we can focus on achieving sustainable healthcare services to all the patients in our community including Thai and hill tribe people.

Dr. Thanakorn Konpean, Director of Chanuman Hospital said, “Thanks to Mitsubishi Motors Thailand and the project’s partners for the solar panel technology that helps support the hospital’s determination to utilize the clean energy. The average monthly electricity expense of the hospital is about THB 155,000. With the solar panel system, it has reduced our electricity power costs by an average of THB 30,000 per month, enabling us to use this saving as the budget to continuously enhance our services to serve our community for better and heathier lives.

In a continuation of its ‘Solar for Lives’ project, aiming to install solar power systems in 40 community hospitals within the next 10 years, Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has delivered the solar power systems to the hospitals including

  • Namphong Hospital in Khon Kaen
  • Phaya Mengrai Hospital in Chiang Rai
  • Khao Chaison Hospital in Phatthalung
  • Vibhavadi Hospital in Surat Thani
  • Pong Hospital in Phayao
  • Chanuman Hospital in Amnat Charoen

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