Lopburi Solar Farm

Lopburi Solar Farm

Lopburi Solar Plant is located in Lopburi Province in central Thailand, 150 kilometres north of Bangkok. This is the first utility-scale solar project in the CLP portfolio and was completed within budget and on schedule. The 55MW plant achieved full operation in March 2012. An 8MW expansion at an adjacent site was completed in May 2013. CLP has provided management leadership and technical support for the development, construction and operation phases of the project. The power generated by the farm is expected to cut carbon dioxide emission by approximately 1.3 million tonnes over its projected 25-year operation.

Title Lopburi Solar Farm
Location Lopburi, Thailand
Ownership Natural Energy Development Co. Ltd. (NED)
Equity Interest CLP Thailand Renewables Ltd. – 33.3%
Diamond Generating Asia, Limited (a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation) – 33.3%
Electricity Generating Public Company Limited (EGCO) – 33.3%
Generation Type Solar
Gross Capacity 63MW
CLP Equity Capacity 21MW
Year of Commissioning 2012 (55MW)
2013 (8MW)
Project Highlights
  • One of the world’s largest solar photovoltaic plants
  • Use of over 540,000 high-grade, thin-film solar panels by Sharp Corporation