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Thailand ignites solar power investment in region

Plunge in solar-component costs and subsidised tariffs have also helped feed the country's solar boom

The boom has attracted foreign investors including Japan's Kyocera Corp and US-based First Solar.


COME December, Thailand will have more solar power capacity than all of South-east Asia combined as record sums of money is poured into the sector in the hopes of nurturing a new energy source to help drive the region's second-biggest economy.

Thailand has been shifting...