84MW Thai solar plant completed in Thailand

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Thailand-based clean-energy project specialist Natural Energy Development (NED) has finished building an 84MW solar plant in the country.

NED invested roughly 10bn Thai baht ($334m) to construct the PV plant in Lopburi province, north of Bangkok. The installation features 640,000 of Sharp’s thin-film modules.  

It is still scouting locations in Nahkon Ratchasima province, northeast of the Thai capital, to set up a 20MW wind farm after five years of development work, The Nation reports.

NED is an equal three-way venture between a unit of CLP Holdings, independent power producer Egco, and Mitsubishi subsidiary Diamond Generating Asia.  


Sharp Corp. , a Japanese maker of photovoltaic panels, completed the final stage of an 84-megawatt solar station in Thailand for Natural Energy Development Co.

The 10.3-megawatt facility is in addition to a 73.2-megawatt site completed in March 2012, Sharp said in a statement today.

NED awarded the construction order for the project to Sharp, Italian-Thai Development Pcl (ITD) and Italthai Engineering Co., according to the statement.

The Osaka-based company supplied about 640,000 thin-film solar modules that offer superior performance under high temperatures compared with crystalline solar cells, according to the statement. Sharp will also provide maintenance services for the plant.

Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-29/sharp-completes-84-megawatt-solar-station-in-thailand-for-ned.html

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