26 Jun '15, 11am

Thai Solar Energy kicks off 300MW plan with Japan projects

Solar development in Thailand. Image: Conergy. Thai Solar Energy, a power producer which counts the Thai government among its clients, will build its first projects outside Thailand, beginning with three PV plants totalling 25MW in Japan. The company said today that it plans to build 100MW of “overseas” plants by the end of 2016, and 300MW within three years of starting out. The first projects to be built should be completed “early next year”, Thai Solar Energy said. Large-scale solar in Japan has seen something of a stumble in the past half-year or so, with grid connection issues and consumer electricity price pressure resulting in several reviews and reductions of the feed-in tariff (FiT) and a halt to the approval of new ‘megasolar’ projects. This means that with the exception of permission being granted for large PV plants to be built on specific types of underutilised...

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