Lopburi Solar Farm
|Lopburi Solar Farm|
Location of Lopburi Solar Farm in Thailand
|Construction began||July 2010|
|Commission date||23 Dec 2011|
|Construction cost||US$70 million|
|Owner(s)||Natural Energy Development Co. Ltd. (NED)|
|Nameplate capacity||84 MW|
|Annual generation||105.512 GWh|
The Lopburi Solar Farm is an 84 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic power station in Lopburi Province, Thailand. The plant was constructed over a period of 18 months beginning in 2010 with a loan of US$70 million (2 billion baht) from the Asian Development Bank, and was expected to generate 105 GWh/year. An additional 11 MW were added to the initial capacity of 73.16 MW in May 2013. Thailand used 145,300.19 GWh in 2009. The original cost estimate was US$271 million.
A 2014 review of the activity reported that the project had concluded two years of successful activity. The review classified the project as "highly successful."
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