BP Solar Lands Major Thailand Contract

May 24, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

BP Solar (Linthicum, MD) announced a $20 million contract to supply solar power products and services to Solartron Co Ltd. (Thailand). 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.

"This contract is the first and the largest of its kind supplied by BP Solar's manufacturing plant in Sydney," said BP Solar's CEO, Steve Westwell. "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."