Thai Buddhist monks at a solar power plant about 60km from Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: EPA
Thai Buddhist monks at a solar power plant about 60km from Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: EPA
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Thai military feels the heat over plan for solar farm

  • Blessed with sunshine, Thailand’s embrace of solar energy seems a no-brainer. But the entrance of the country’s powerful military into the sector may be doing the cause more harm than good
  • Critics fear that once the army gets a slice of the pie, it could use its stake to gain political influence – an idea that does not sit well in a land rocked by pro-democracy protests

Thai Buddhist monks at a solar power plant about 60km from Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: EPA
Thai Buddhist monks at a solar power plant about 60km from Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: EPA
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