29 Apr '15, 1pm

Solar Power Shining Bright in Cambodia

"The whole country has now accepted that every day, you will be without electricity for a period of time," said Phil Stone, general manager of Star 8, an Australia-based company that opened up a warehouse and showroom to bring more solar power to the country in 2014. Star 8 is one of the latest solar companies to set up shop in Cambodia, a country of eight million people, nestled between Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. WIth its proximity to the equator and solar irradiance, Stone said the country is attractive for solar businesses. "The market in Cambodia is screaming out for an alternative to grid supplied power," he said. Star 8 has created and manufactured Cambodia's first solar-powered tuk-tuk, the ubiquitous mode of transportation used throughout southeast Asia. A non-governmental organization called Aziza's Place started using the country's first solar-powered tuk-tuk fo...

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