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Lopburi solar power plant begins commercial operation


BANGKOK, Dec 22 – Lopburi solar power plant, one of the world’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, on Thursday started commercial operation with capacity of 73 megawatts in the central province of Lopburi, about 150km north of Bangkok.

It will help the country reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by over 1.3 million tonnes throughout the 25-year project period and cut fuel imports by over 35,000 tonnes per year, said Sahust Pratuknukul, board of directors’ chairman of the Natural Energy Development (NED), who is also president of the Electricity Generating Public Company Limited (EGCO).

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