28 Feb '11, 8pm

Meanwhile, the sun shines - on #Thailand's huge Lopburi #Solar Project

Nirmal Ghosh on the world’s largest solar project While troops face each other off on the Thai-Cambodian border, Malay Muslim militants in the far south step up attacks on security forces, an election is plotted in Bangkok, and a revolution boils in Libya, the sun shines implacably in central Thailand where on a open plain, workers toil to mount solar panels – half a million of them. My report on the Lopburi Solar Project is in the print edition of The Straits Times today. I was intrigued that it was the largest in the world (at least for thin film silicon panels) yet it has not been reported on much except for the business and professional media. So I decided to check it out. The trip to Lopburi – famous for its monkeys and also for being the headquarters of the Thai army’s Special Forces – from Bangkok takes about two hours. I did not visit the town however, but went d...

Full article: http://blogs.straitstimes.com/2011/2/28/meanwhile-the-sun...

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