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Thai Company to Operate Solar Farms in Burma

11 January 2013

SPCG, a Thai solar farm developer, plans to operate small renewable solar farms in Burma to serve rural communities, according to a report by The Bangkok Post. Each plant will cost US $230,000 to $460,000, and will have a capacity of less than 2 megawatts. “[Burma’s] capacity of electricity production is only 2,500 MW for a population of 55 million, compared with 32,000 MW to serve Thailand, said Wandee Khunchornyakong, the company’s chairperson. She added that the cost of the solar farms is half that of the diesel generators now being used to meet electricity needs in rural areas.

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