On Dec. 14, 2022, Supernap (Thailand) celebrated the official opening of its first solar farm to power the most advanced data center in Thailand, reinforcing its position as a sustainable colocation provider in the country.
With the continuous growth of data, and to cater to the green goals of global environmental protection, minimizing environmental impact by providing maximum energy efficiency and renewable energy is an urgent priority for cutting-edge data centers.
“Supernap’s (Thailand) position has always been being the leader in the industry of the region,” said Yap Jin Yi, CEO, Supernap (Thailand). “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 for data center sustainability.
“Data centers are at the heart of the economy, as the digital backbone of businesses and governments, hosting data globally and making them accessible,” said Ajarin Pattanapanchai, former permanent secretary at the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society and newly appointed member of the board of directors at WHA Industrial Development Public Co. Ltd. “Supernap (Thailand) is, once again, a success story, paving 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 utmost confidence to WHAUP’s full turnkey approach to meet the company’s business sustainability objective.
The solar farm was built next to Supernap (Thailand)’s data center premises located in the Economic Eastern Corridor (EEC), outside the Bangkok flood zone and close to international network landing station with links across the country of Thailand.
“Supernap (Thailand) delivers higher service capabilities than any data center in Southeast Asia,” said Somkiat Masunthasuwun, CEO at WHA Utilities and Power Plc. “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.”
Built with more than 350 patents, including energy-efficient innovative technology, such as a proprietary environmental station and software for their patented air handlers, ensure a strategic decrease of energy consumption and enable Supernap (Thailand) data center with the best PUE in the nation.
Furthermore, Supernap (Thailand) uses less than 0.05 L/kWh, which is less than one cup of water for every kilowatt-hour delivered to servers. According to the U.S. Department of Energy report, the average data center WUE is 1.8L per 1 kWh.