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BP Solar To Supply Largest Solar Contract In Thailand


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Solar today announced a US$20m contract to supply solar power products and services to Thailand-based Solartron Co Ltd. The products and services will be used by Solartron in the construction of solar power systems for the government-funded Mega Rural Electrification Project, which will provide light to 120,000 homes. The project, funded by the Provincial Electricity Authority of Thailand is one of the world’s largest rural, solar electrification efforts.

BP Solar’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Steve Westwell said, "we are very pleased to be working with Solartron. This contract is the first and the largest of its kind supplied by BP Solar’s manufacturing plant in Sydney.

“It demonstrates the emerging acceptance of solar power as an electricity supply source. This contract will benefit over 500,000 people in Thailand who will use solar power as their prime energy, a source which we in the western world take for granted. This is a great export award for Australia.”

Notes to Editors

The PEA government funded project has strict conditions demanding supply of local manufactured product.

Solartron Co Ltd the sole manufacturer of Solar Modules in Thailand have recently constructed a state of the art solar module manufacturing plant using BP Solar materials sourced and imported from BP Solar in Sydney, Australia.

BP Solar’s products generate electricity directly from the sun without any moving parts.

The project is the world’s largest single rural electrification project funded by the Provincial Electricity Authority of Thailand (PEA).

BP Solar has been operating in Australia for over 20 years and are based in Sydney Olympic Park, employing over 300 people directly.

BP Solar is a global company with over 2000 employees focused on harnessing the sun's energy to produce solar electricity. This includes the design, manufacture and marketing of quality solar electric systems for a wide range of applications in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

With over 30 years of experience and installations in over 160 countries, BP Solar is one of the world's largest solar companies and has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Spain, India and Australia.

BP Solar is part of BP, one of the world's leading energy companies.

To learn more, visit www.bpsolar.com



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