Monday, October 29, 2007
Reference: Small things with a big impact, Bangkok Post, October 29, 2007
The Kingdom's advances in nanotechnology and its abundance in incident solar radiation provide Thailand with an opportunity to take the lead in solar energy in the region, the new gigantic REC (Renewable Energy Corp) plant in Singapore notwithstanding. Emerging nanotechnology products offer greater efficiency and lower cost than photovoltaic cells. The nano product is a flexible plastic sheet that mimics nature's photosynthesis process to generate electricity from infrared radiation. The technology offers a window of opportunity in a niche industry that is a good fit for Thailand.