Lopburi Solar Farm

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Lopburi Solar Farm
Lopburi Solar Farm is located in Thailand
Lopburi Solar Farm
Location of Lopburi Solar Farm in Thailand
Country Thailand
Coordinates 15°03′06″N 100°53′32″E / 15.05167°N 100.89222°E / 15.05167; 100.89222Coordinates: 15°03′06″N 100°53′32″E / 15.05167°N 100.89222°E / 15.05167; 100.89222
Status Operational
Construction began July 2010
Commission date 23 Dec 2011
Construction cost US$70 million
Owner(s) Natural Energy Development Co. Ltd. (NED)[1]
Solar field
Type Flat-panel PV
Power generation
Units operational 640,000
Nameplate capacity 84 MW
Capacity factor 16.45%
Average 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.[2][3] Thailand used 145,300.19 GWh in 2009.[citation needed] The original cost estimate was US$271 million.[4][5]

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."[6]

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  1. ^ Sullivan, Boris (2011-12-23). "Thailand plans to Rev up Solar Power". Thailand Business News. Siam News Network. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Sharp completes 84MW solar power generation plant in Thailand". power-technology.com. 2013-05-30. Retrieved 18 September 2015. [unreliable source?]
  3. ^ Publicover, Brian (2013-05-28). "NED adds 84MW Thai PV plant". Recharge. 
  4. ^ Essentials of Clean Energy Financing and ADB's Assistance Modalities Archived January 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Project Design Document[dead link]
  6. ^ Asian Development Bank. 2014. Extended Annual Review Report: Loan Solar Power Project (Thailand). Manila: September 2014.