With a capacity of 4MW, BSPGR9 is a Solar Power Plant located in the Kui Buri District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province of Thailand. Known for its rich and diverse wildlife, Kui Buri’s ecological conservation efforts and local communities are supported by the clean and green electricity from renewable power projects like BSPGR9.

Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand




Environmental impact

Producing electricity since

December 2015

Estimated annual generation

6 100 MWh

Total capacity

4 MW

BSPGR9 started its operation in December 2015 and generated 6,164 MWh of green electricity in 2023, reducing approximately 3081 tonnes of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. As a tropical country located near the equator, regions like Kui Buri boast strong solar potential due to its high average daily solar exposure. Thailand is committed to boosting its solar and renewable energy production to achieve a national capacity of 12,139 MW from solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants by 2037.

Socio-economic benefits

The solar power plant is surrounded by agricultural land, where local communities grow crops to support their livelihoods and nutritional needs. Supplying green electricity to the area helps locals transition to renewable energy sources for agriculture production and their daily activities. Through embracing solar energy, communities in Kui Buri are able to lower their carbon footprint and concurrently build their resilience against climate change by strengthening regional food security.   

Environmental benefits

Kui Buri is also renowned for its biodiversity, notably hosting one of Thailand’s largest populations of the endangered Gaur and Asian elephants within the Kui Buri National Park. The Kui Buri Wildlife Conservation Project employs comprehensive measures to safeguard these majestic creatures, including the advanced monitoring facilitated by camera traps and enhanced patrol duties. Moreover, initiatives aimed at increasing natural food and water sources for wild elephants play an important part in mitigating conflicts arising from crop damage inflicted by these animals on local farmers. The green electricity provided by BSPGR9 helps to support such wildlife initiatives and promotes the harmonious coexistence of humans and wildlife.