Thailand: Developing the solar roof system


The National Reform Council (NRC) committee on energy reform is confident that the newly-approved solar roof system will benefit the people and the nation as a whole, while looking to get a cabinet approval on the proposal within this month.

According to Dr. Thongchat Hongladaromp, chairman of energy reform committee, the solar roof top is a quick reform plan that adds a new dimension to the energy sector. If successful, Thailand would be able to generate, consume, and freely trade solar-generated power in the future.

In the meantime, speaking as chairman of the NRC subcommittee on renewable energy, Alongkorn Ponlaboot said Thailand would become a green and sustainable country as well as ASEAN’s leader in solar power in a decade. At this point, the project will be pioneered in schools, factories and state offices before being introduced in other sectors, he said, adding that the system will be installed in 500,000 households in the next 5 years, with a capacity of 5,000 megawatts per household. As for the next 20 years, Mr Alongkorn expects the capacity to reach 10,000 megawatts per household.

The move is believed to be vital in helping reduce Thailand’s consumption of electricity and stopping global warming.

According to him, the matter will be forwarded to the Cabinet within this month for an approval, after which the energy reform committee will issue an order to related agencies – the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), and the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) – to follow and adhere to the national energy policy plan.

Source: Thai Visa Forum

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  1. Hannan Ahmad

    07/08/2015 at 12:59 pm

    As people have realized that acquiring solar energy is the only way to end the energy crisis, there has been substantial development in this department. From the involvement of small roofing companies to corporate manufacturers, the business of solar panels is constantly on the rise.

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