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Suntech deliver solar panels to Thai solar power plant

Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd will supply 34.5 MW of solar panels for the first phase of a solar power plant in Thailand and Southeast Asia.

The solar power plant is owned and operated by Bangchak Petroleum Public Co Ltd and integrated by Solartron Public Co Ltd.

The planned 44 MW (38 MW AC output capacity) solar power plant will be located just outside of Bangkok. It is expected to be completed in late 2011.

''Renewable energy technologies are an integral component of Bangchak's long-term development strategy,'' says Dr Anusorn Sangnimnuan, CEO of Bangchak Petroleum Public. ''We look forward to building our partnership with Suntech to develop more utility-scale solar projects in Southeast Asia.''

Thailand has a goal of 20% renewable energy by 2022.

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