Sharp to establish one of the worlds largest solar power generation plants in Thailand

Sharp has signed an agreement with NED to establish one of the world’s largest solar power generation plants with a power generation capacity of 73 MW, and to supply thin-film solar cell modules and surrounding systems for the plant.. The construction of the solar power generation plant will start in July 2010 and the operation is planned to start by the end of 2011. NED is an independent power producer in the Kingdom of Thailand.Thin-film solar cells are optimal for use in a high-temperature climate, compared to crystalline solar cells.

Thailand is renowned for its abundant solar radiation throughout the year. Sharp will take a step forward by not only supplying solar cell modules, but also by offering a business model that provides everything from related equipment procurement to system design and construction of the power generation plant, by collaborating with local companies both domestic and abroad.