01 Jul '11, 6pm

Thailand May Double Solar Target to 1GW

Thailand May Double Solar Target to 1GW

Israel's efforts to harness solar , gigantic French solar farms , a 2-mile-long solar train tunnel in Belgium , or tantalizing signs that Australia may finally get serious about solar , the Global race to build viable, utility-scale solar power plants is most definitely on. Thailand has already made a significant impact on this trend, with ambitious targets to produce 500MW of solar power (and source 20% of its energy consumption from renewables) by 2022. With investors pouring in for early projects, the country's Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency is considering doubling that target to 1GW.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/thailand-solar-1g...

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