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Jump-start household solar with loans, say experts

The government must provide more incentives and loans to encourage households to adopt solar energy generation, according to experts.

Decharut Sukkumnoed, lecturer on economics at Kasetsart University's Faculty of Agricultural and Resource Economics, said the growth in solar-powered households would be much greater if the state offered better financial incentives -- including higher prices for households that sell electricity back to the power grid, and loans for installation of panels at home.

The state's household solar rooftop scheme is part of the national power development plan 2018-2037. The plan targets a rise in power generation from renewable sources to 20,776MW within two decades -- half from solar panels. But the push for renewables has so far only managed to generate about 20MW, far below the 2019 target of 100MW.

The uptake of rooftop solar has been so disappointing that the Energy Ministry last month decided to allocate 10,000 megawatts currently allotted to the scheme, to other renewable energy methods including programmes to generate energy from waste.

"Installing solar cells is a rewarding long-term investment because a panel can produce electricity for up to 25 years. But despite the pluses, the policy needs a boost. The state should give more money to buying solar-based electricity from rooftop producers," Mr Decharut told the "1st Jaras Forum" at the Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre on Thursday. The event was held to promote renewable energy development.

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  • Ministry has high hopes for solar scheme

Mr Decharut, who has himself installed solar panels at home, said the state's offered power tariff of 1.68 baht per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for household solar electricity is not attractive enough. Instead, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) should offer something closer to the 4 baht/kWh it charges household consumers.

He said the state should also provide more loans to encourage homeowners to install panels.

"The overall [solar] system costs around 200,000 baht. If there were a loan scheme for solar cells, it would increase public access to solar energy. It comes from the sun, so it belongs to all of us. But the question is whether the government is willing to buy [solar electricity] and give more financial support," said Mr Decharut.

The household solar scheme could also help develop a more energy-prudent mindset among consumers, he added.

"At the moment, we take electricity for granted because we simply use and pay for it. We never think about where it comes from and whether it has an environmental impact," he added.

Tanapong Rangsinthurat, managing director at Solar Express Co Ltd, said the structure of the solar business in Thailand is the reverse of that in developed nations such as Japan, the EU and even the US, where homeowners are major solar energy producers.

In Thailand, the corporate sector is the major producer, said Mr Tanapong, adding that the state could help reverse the trend by encouraging individuals to produce electricity from the sun.

Supat Hasuwannakit, director of Chana Hospital in Songkhla, said one way to jump-start the scheme is to encourage hospitals and schools to install solar panels to cut their utility bills. Chana Hospital installed 20.4 kilowatt rooftop panels in 2017 in a bid to reduce fossil fuel consumption that is fuelling climate change. The hospital's electricity bill has since dropped by 150,000 baht per year.

Ft rates to be frozen until April 2020

The fuel tariff (Ft) rate will be frozen at 3.64 baht per kilowatt-hour for another four months from January to April next year, marking a 16-month period at the same rate, as the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) wants to avoid power prices burdening consumers during a sluggish economy.

The ERC approved the continuation of the Ft yesterday, with a planned budget of 6.87 billion baht to manage the Ft rate for four months.

The Ft rate was stable from September 2017 to December 2018 at 3.6 baht per kWh, followed by an increase in January 2019 to 3.64 baht per kWh.

"Increasing the Ft rate would affect consumers' power bills and overall domestic demand," said ERC secretary-general Narupat Amornkosit.

"The economy is suffering from instability caused by the US-China trade war and shrinking exports."

She said this is the main reason the ERC is maintaining the rate.

The 6.87-billion-baht budget will come from the ERC's power regulation and management budget from the previous year for the three state power utilities -- the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, the Metropolitan Electricity Authority and the Provincial Electricity Authority -- to handle the higher cost of power generation.

The ERC predicts electricity demand for January to April next year will be 64.195 billion kWh, up 2.38% from September to December, in line with the annual seasonal decrease in demand.

The power tariff is revised every four months for natural gas, imported coal, bunker oil and diesel.

For the first four months of 2020, natural gas is expected to drop 8.1% to 266.7 baht per million British thermal units, bunker oil will drop 8.1% to 18.54 baht per litre, diesel will rise 10.5% to 22.53 baht per litre and imported coal will drop 9.7% to 2,471 baht per tonne.

Meanwhile, the ERC reported the household solar photovoltaic rooftop scheme has almost 900 applicants to install solar panels for a combined capacity of 4.8 megawatts, far below the targeted 100MW since the programme's launch in May.

Ms Narupat said the ERC, in coordination with the Energy Ministry, will revise the plan to attract more applicants.

"We set up the scheme because we want households to have their own power generation on rooftops," she said.

"In addition, the power tariff to sell to the grid is too low at 1.68 baht per unit."

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The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has launched the PEA launches Solar Hero ApplicationThe Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has launched the PEA Solar Hero Application to support installation of a solar rooftop with digital system at its headquarters.
At the launch on 17 October 2019, the PEA demonstrated the technology and explained its "60 Years, 60 Cooperation, 60 Alms, The Endless Lighting" campaign.

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Mr. Sekson Sermpong, PEA Deputy Governor for Planning and Power System Development, revealed that: "Thanks to technological advances and lower production costs, Thailand is tending to use more solar energy. People are interested in producing solar energy for their own use, both at household and industrial levels. In light of this, PEA has developed the PEA Solar Hero Application to provide a one-stop-service platform that facilitates safe, quality solar power generating systems for the general public under PEA supervision.”

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The pilot project has been conducted since May in four provinces, namely Chiang Mai, Nakhon Ratchasima, Rayong, and Phuket. It has been well-received with over 8,000 downloads so far. The application allows users to initially assess the cost of solar rooftop installation and provides financial services at a special interest rate as it continues to identify interested investors.

At the launch event, PEA unveiled "60 Years, 60 Cooperation, 60 Alms, The Endless Lighting" to celebrate its 60th year anniversary through “60 Cooperation” whereby PEA is procuring investment partners among 60 government agencies, private organisations, and state-owned enterprises interested in installing solar rooftops under Private Power Purchase Agreements (Private PPAs). As for “60 Alms”, PEA supports solar rooftops installation free of charge for 60 institutions and agencies that yield significant benefits to communities and society. Conditions of “60 cooperation” and “60 Alms” are as the follows;

• “60 Cooperation” 

- The organizations/agencies must be PEA existing customer and has electricity bill of at least 1 million baht per month.

- The organizations/agencies must provide the ready-to-installed rooftop area for the minimum installed capacity of 1 MW, or around 10,000 square meters at least.

- No historical record of electricity outstanding debt.

• “60 Alms”

- The institutions/agencies must be involved with communities that are within PEA’s responsible areas.

- The institution/agencies mission is related to community or social development.

- The institution/agencies yield community or social benefit significantly.

- Offices or facilities that belongs to reputable person or group who is well-known for their virtue of providing social benefit, and able to convey the use of clean energy in the mass scale.

Those who interested in the program can apply through PEA Solar Hero Application in the promotion section, “60 Years, 60 Cooperation, 60 Alms, the Endless Lighting”.

In addition, Kasikorn Bank has launched a promotional campaign to support the PEA Solar Hero Application with special interest rate loans, product and installation fee discounts up to 40%, and free maintenance throughout the year.

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The launch event included a forum promoting the use of PEA Solar Hero Application from six leading organisations, namely KASIKORNBANK Public Company Limited, Thai Digital Energy Development Company Limited, Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited, TC Renewable Energy Company Limited, and True Corporation Public Company Limited.

PEA predicts that thanks to the application, by 2020 solar rooftops will reach 26 MW of production capacity. Those interested can download the application for iOS and Android operating systems. For more information, call 0 2725 4955 or visit solarhero.pea.co.th.

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Solar rooftop scheme falls short of goals
 
The Energy Ministry plans to allocate 10,000 megawatts, currently allotted to the household solar rooftop scheme, to other renewable energy methods such as community waste as the solar panel scheme has received little participation from homeowners.
 
Permanent secretary Kulit Sombatsiri said the ministry is reframing the project as a community-owned power plant from renewable resources called the Energy for All project.
The ministry's steering committee stated it is more practical to trim down the 10,000MW target for rooftop solar power under the latest version of national power development plan 2018-37 and allocate some of the capacity towards Energy for All.
"But the ministry has yet to decide on a plan," said Mr Kulit.
Launched in May, the household solar rooftop scheme has 121 participants generating 685 kilowatts, far lower than the government's target of 100MW this year.
Mr Kulit said Energy for All will be a hybrid power scheme utilising both waste and solar resources.
"The ministry will consider raising the power tariff from 1.68 baht per kilowatt-hour [unit] for the household solar rooftop scheme," he said.
"The ministry will conduct public hearings for the scheme before the official launch in December."
Samerjai Suksumek, chairman of the Energy Regulatory Commission, said the weak response to the household solar rooftop scheme was attributed to a misunderstanding among property owners that they have to sell electricity to the state grid.
The scheme allows property owners to generate power themselves and sell the surplus to the state grid.
He said the current power tariff of 1.68 baht per unit is not attractive enough to draw more participants, while the high cost of solar panels is another obstacle.
 
The household solar rooftop scheme is designed to grant licences for 100MW per year during 2019-27 for households, increasing solar power generation to 1,000MW per year from 2028 until 10,000MW is generated by 2037.

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The Energy Ministry plans to promote a peer-to-peer (P2P) power trading model for private companies to decentralise the country's power generation system in line with the new version of the power development plan (PDP) for 2018-37.

Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong said Thai companies will have more chances to participate in this project, but the government will require companies to form joint ventures with small communities.

Renewable power will be a key resource in P2P power trading -- including biomass, biogas, waste and solar -- depending on the potential in each province.

"Before starting this decentralisation plan, the ministry has to study local communities' power-distributing infrastructure and transmission lines, then it can set up and design P2P power trading," Mr Sontirat said. "The project will be open for participation from businesses of all sizes that are interested in the electricity value chain, so peer-to-peer power trade can combine blockchain, smart power meters and a new sandbox for the power business."

He said the business model will be initiated soon.

The new PDP for 2018-37 emphasises P2P power trade, also known as the prosumer model.

The PDP is also focused on new investment in renewable power by opening private participation and investment with local communities in order to share profit and revenue with locals.

Mr Sontirat said the Energy Ministry plans to revise and reconsider some details in the PDP but has to receive new assignments from Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak before accelerating the plan.

 

Mr Somkid will visit the ministry next week.

Looking at the long-term landscape for the country's energy sector, Mr Sontirat said Thailand should take advantage of its central location in Southeast Asia and become a regional power hub.

"Laos aims to be the battery of Asia, but that goal can't be achieved if there is no transmission line running from Thailand to Malaysia, Cambodia and Myanmar," he said.

Thailand has peak power demand during the summer season of 30,000 megawatts out of full power generation of 42,000MW.

"The ministry will turn this weak point of surplus power in Thailand into an opportunity by upgrading relevant infrastructure to sell electricity," Mr Sontirat said.

The ministry plans to revise regulation terms for the Energy Conservation Fund in an effort to allocate budget to projects that benefit all stakeholders the most.

Suwat Kamolpanus, chairman of the renewable energy industry club under the Federation of Thai Industries, said private power companies welcome the new energy policies because most of them will foster new investment.

The peer-to-peer power trade will encourage small companies in provincial areas to participate with local farmers.

Mr Suwat said the government should allocate the first budget to the peer-to-peer power trade, while private companies will mobilise the model's investment, management and operations.

He said local farmers just feed raw materials to the power projects: "They may have low business management capabilities, so companies should handle those duties."

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NONG TA TAM COMMUNITY WINS UN AWARD FOR A SOLAR ENERGY SOLUTION

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An innovative project, “Self-Reliant Solar Energy Community”, by the Nong Ta Tam Subdistrict Administrative Organisation, Prachuap Khiri Khan has won a United Nations Public Service Award 2019 (UNPSA) in the effective and responsible public institutions category

The Self-reliant Solar Energy Community initiative now provides 100 percent of the households in the sub-district with low-cost solar energy, facilitated learning centres with community technicians, and promotes revolving capital for purchasing solar energy equipment. The outcomes include knowledge of solar energy, environmental sustainability and CO2 reduction.

Nong Ta Tam Subdistrict Administrative Organization is located in Pranburi district, Prachuap Khiri Khan. There are 12 villages with a hilly topography as well as basins. Agriculture is the main activity with villagers usually planting cash crops such as pineapple, coconut, and rubber trees.

About 400 households did not have access to basic electricity, which greatly affected living standards. This was because these households are located on military safety land governed by the Thanarat infantry camp. They are not allowed to have electricity posts to provide electricity to the households.

This issue has now been solved in an efficient and responsible way with every household able to access electricity from solar energy for pumping water and other uses.

Mr. Montri Chuewongsakul, chief executive of the Nong ta tam SAO, said villagers in Ban Wang Won had long suffered from the problem of electricity scarcity. When the issue was raised with the administration, a budget was allocated for the project called ‘Self-reliant Solar Energy Community.’ The project also provided knowledge about solar energy to villagers. They learnt how to generate electricity from solar energy, using solar panels correctly and how to fix solar panels when they are out of order or broken.

Before winning the award from UNPSA, Nong Ta Tam was second runner-up at a national level with an award of 3 million THB spent on purchasing solar energy equipment such as solar panels and batteries.

“Since Nong Ta Tam created the solar energy system, villagers feel much better.” he said.

“Not only do they use solar energy to improve daily life, but they also use it to support their incomes in the long term. This alternative energy source helps villagers to decrease monthly electrical bill,” he added.

Mr. Montri said that “solar power is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity. If any places in Thailand are facing the same problem, they can take learn from this initiative to solve their problems.”

This post has been published by http://solarenergy.einnews.com

 

JinkoSolar Commissioned the World#s Largest[1] Solar Project in Abu Dhabi
Energy Press Releases Friday July 5, 2019 16:13

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16:13 Bangkok--5 Jul--JinkoSolar Holding JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that the world's largest1 solar plant of 1,177MWp, which was jointly developed by the Company, Japan's Marubeni Corp. and Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), has recently started commercial operations as scheduled at Sweihan in Abu Dhabi. The AED3.2 billion project, which use all JinkoSolar's high efficient mono panels, features another record at the time of bid submission attracting the world's most competitive tariff of 2.42 cents per kilowatt hour.

Mohammad Hassan Al Suwaidi, Chairman of EWEC said: "The completion of the project marks a significant milestone in the UAE's Energy Strategy 2050, launched in 2017, to increase the contribution of clean energy in the total energy mix from 25% to 50% by 2050 while reducing the carbon footprint of power generation by 70%. This is in line with the sectors transformation strategy by providing alternative sources of energy that can help us improve the sustainability of the water and electricity sector."

Othman Jumaa Al Ali, EWEC's CEO, added: "Noor Abu Dhabi will generate renewable energy and will enable us to improve the use of our natural resources. The fact that a project of such scale has been successfully completed on time and on budget highlights our commitment to ensuring sustainable energy for the future and it is a true testament of the Emirate's delivery capabilities to execute world-class energy projects."

Mr. Kangping Chen, CEO of Jinko Solar said, "It is our privilege to participate and contribute to the winning and successful execution of this prestige project that will help power the sustainable economic growth of Abu Dhabi. We are thankful to the government team that created a tender program of world class, for the high-level professionalism, as well as the strong support throughout the process. The project won't be where it is without seamless collaboration among our partners and other stakeholders. We are grateful to such wonderful team work."

In line with the Year of Tolerance in the UAE, the project - a venture between international companies, managed and constructed by a multi-national team - signifies the multi-cultural essence of the Company and its ability to integrate resource and top partners from around the world.

[1] Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance About JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.

JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world. JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base in China, the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile, South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and other countries and regions. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 10.5 GW for silicon wafers, 7.0 GW for solar cells, and 11.0 GW for solar modules, as of March 31, 2019.

JinkoSolar has over 13,500 employees across its 7 productions facilities globally, 15 oversea subsidiaries in Japan, Korea, Singapore, India, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Australia and United Arab Emirates, and global sales teams in China, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Spain, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Ukraine, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama and Argentina.

To find out more, please see: www.jinkosolar.com
Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends, "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. Among other things, the quotations from management in this press release and the Company's operations and business outlook, contain forward-looking statements. Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in JinkoSolar's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Energy Ministry has high hopes for solar scheme
Project expected to hit 15,000 households
The Energy Ministry expects the solar power project for household rooftops to achieve its projection of 15,000 participants by year-end thanks to the popularity of the trend globally and declining investment costs in the sector.
The number of households using solar power has increased significantly since the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) opened its household solar power scheme last month, with plans to buy electricity from individual producers of up to 100 megawatts this year at 1.68 baht per kilowatt-hour.
Since it started on May 24 some 1,200 households have participated in the programme.
 
Energy Minister Siri Jirapongphan said he expects the volume of solar household power to increase rapidly across the country. Distribution channels for electricity from solar panels are also expanding to serve growing local demand for both on-grid and off-grid power generation.
"Solar power from household sources has been gaining at impressive growth rates this year," said Mr Siri.
"The energy source is going to shake the industry."
Interested homeowners can seek further information from the ERC website and register to join the scheme via the websites of the Metropolitan Electricity Authority at and the Provincial Electricity Authority at The two state-run bodies are responsible for buying power from the scheme.
Under the power-purchasing agreement, the first quota of 70MW is set for the two state agencies to buy solar power from private households this year.
 
Solar panels from companies worldwide showcase at ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week (ASE) 2019 at Bitec, Bangkok until Saturday.SOMCHAI POOMLARD
Mr Siri said household solar power is part of the national power development plan for 2018-37, which has revised the target for solar power portfolio over the next  wo decades.
"The government expects the capacity of solar power will increase by 20-30% in the next 20 years to 15,000-20,000MW, up from 3,500MW at the end of this year,"
he said. "Some 10,000MW will be generated by the household rooftop scheme."
Mr Siri said the ministry has strongly supported and promoted clean energy and technology, notably wind farms, energy storage and solar power as these sectors gain in popularity globally.
Thailand is emerging as a leader in global manufacturing of electric vehicles (EVs) and batteries for EV cars, he said after presiding over the Asean Sustainable Energy Week 2019 on Wednesday.
"EV technology emphasises the potential of Thai energy in the region," Mr Siri told participants.
 

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Egat seeks to tackle unstable power generation.

The state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) is proceeding with development of its power generation system to make it more flexible to tackle unsteady power generation from renewable energy.

As renewable power generation and distribution increase nationwide, the growth curve is expected to resemble a duck curve.

But renewable power resources are very unstable. For example, solar only generates power in the daytime, wind depends on the weather and wind direction, and biomass and biogas are dependent on crop waste.


The instability sometimes interrupts power generation, unlike from fossil-based power plants.

Egat governor Viboon Rerksirathai said the flexible power generation system will be implemented using its digital equipment that can forecast and estimate power supply and demand in each area via the Internet of Things.

The system will also connect to satellites to forecast the weather over the next couple of hours or days, ramping up power generation quickly if needed when power transmission lines are interrupted.

"The digital power system will prevent the possibility of a blackout," said Mr Viboon.

Renewable power on the grid sits at 10,000 megawatts, representing 20% of total power generation at 56,034MW.

Household solar rooftops have been allocated another 10,000MW of capacity from 2019-37.
He said the duck curve power distribution has occurred several times the past few months in provincial areas.

"The more renewable power is on the grid, the higher the risk from unbalanced power consumption," said Mr Viboon.
Egat plans to develop a new power generation system at the Wang Noi gas-fired power plant block 4 as a pilot location. It expects to spend 165 million baht for this phase.
"Egat will host an auction for construction very soon, with operation scheduled for next year," he said.

Songkhla's Chana and the North Bangkok gas-fired power plants will comprise the next phase of the flexible system plan.
Before implementation, Egat studied the development cost of power generation systems being on standby mode or as backup charges in 2014, but after opposition from local advocates, the plan was dropped.
Furthermore, Egat is developing an energy storage system in Lop Buri and Chaiyaphum, which are loaded with solar and wind farms, with capacities of 16MW and 21MW, respectively.

Egat is planning to implement its power development plan for 2018-37, being set to develop eight new power plants with a total capacity of 8,300MW.

Egat will have to compete to open the plants, joining auctions with private companies.

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panel 2562239 960 720Energy policymakers are ready to allow new solar power projects for households, with a plan to buy an initial capacity of 100 megawatts, offering a feed-in tariff of 1.68 baht per kilowatthour (unit) for 10-year contracts.

Yesterday Energy Minister Siri Jirapongphan met with 50 importers, assemblers and distributors of solar panels to brief them about the new scheme.

A public hearing for the scheme is scheduled from March 18 to April 1 and two state-run agencies, the Provincial Electricity Authority and the Metropolitan Electricity Authority, will buy surplus output of 70MW and 30MW, respectively.

Khomgrich Tantravanich, deputy secretary-general of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), said it will announce the scheme’s details on March 20.

“Under the plan, May to July will be the registration period for households wanting to participate. The ERC will announce the shortlist by August,” he said.

“Contracts should be signed in October, and each household has to distribute power to the grid by 2019.”

Eligible households have to install solar panels with at least a 10 kilowatt-peak per electric meter, said Mr Khomgrich.

The solar power project for households is in line with the new version of national power development plan (PDP) 2018-37. Under the PDP, solar power is projected to total 12,725MW by 2037.

Of the total capacity, 2,725MW will be developed by state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) as floating hydro-solar hybrid projects at its dams by 2037.

Egat is preparing human resources and related infrastructure to invest in solar power at all nine dams: Sirindhorn (Ubon Ratchathani), Ubol Ratana (Khon Kaen), Bhumibol (Tak), Srinakarin (Kanchanaburi), Vajiralongkorn (Kanchanaburi), Chulabhorn (Chaiyaphum), Bang Lang (Pattani), Ratchaprapha (Surat Thani) and Sirikit (Uttaradit).

Egat claims the project will be the world’s largest hybrid power scheme from hydro and solar.

The remaining capacity of 10,000MW includes the 100MW residential pilot project for households, allowing them to sell their surplus output to the state grid.

In the past, only energy companies were allowed to generate solar power and sell electricity to the grid.

Mr Siri said all companies related to solar power must be ready for competition.

“The installation cost of solar panels has dropped from 1 million baht per MW to 600,000 baht now,” he said. “This scheme will support solar power becoming a major resource in the future.”

As of 2018, Thailand has solar capacity of 3,449MW from farms and rooftops.

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Jump-start household solar with loans, say experts

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19 November 2019

Jump-start household solar with loans, say experts The government must provide more incentives and loans to encourage households to adopt solar energy generation, according to experts. Decharut Sukkumnoed, lecturer on economics at Kasetsart University's Faculty of Agricultural and Resource Economics,...

Ft rates to be frozen until April 2020

Ft rates to be frozen until April 2020

13 November 2019

Ft rates to be frozen until April 2020 The fuel tariff (Ft) rate will be frozen at 3.64 baht per kilowatt-hour for another four months from January to April next year, marking a 16-month period at the same rate, as...

PEA launches Solar Hero Application

PEA launches Solar Hero Application

01 November 2019

The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has launched the PEA launches Solar Hero ApplicationThe Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has launched the PEA Solar Hero Application to support installation of a solar rooftop with digital system at its headquarters.At the launch on...

Thailand's Feed in Tariff (1.68 thb) household solar rooftop scheme has failed!

Thailand's Feed in Tariff (1.68 thb) household solar rooftop scheme has failed!

05 October 2019

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P2P power model for rural areas

P2P power model for rural areas

04 August 2019

P2P power model for rural areas The Energy Ministry plans to promote a peer-to-peer (P2P) power trading model for private companies to decentralise the country's power generation system in line with the new version of the power development plan (PDP)...

NONG TA TAM COMMUNITY WINS UN AWARD FOR A SOLAR ENERGY SOLUTION

NONG TA TAM COMMUNITY WINS UN AWARD FOR A SOLAR ENERGY SOLUTION

20 July 2019

NONG TA TAM COMMUNITY WINS UN AWARD FOR A SOLAR ENERGY SOLUTION An innovative project, “Self-Reliant Solar Energy Community”, by the Nong Ta Tam Subdistrict Administrative Organisation, Prachuap Khiri Khan has won a United Nations Public Service Award 2019 (UNPSA)...

JinkoSolar Commissioned the World#s Largest[1] Solar Project in Abu Dhabi

JinkoSolar Commissioned the World#s Largest[1] Solar Project in Abu Dhabi

09 July 2019

JinkoSolar Commissioned the World#s Largest[1] Solar Project in Abu DhabiEnergy Press Releases Friday July 5, 2019 16:13 16:13 Bangkok--5 Jul--JinkoSolar Holding JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module...

Energy Ministry has high hopes for solar scheme

Energy Ministry has high hopes for solar scheme

07 June 2019

Energy Ministry has high hopes for solar scheme Project expected to hit 15,000 households The Energy Ministry expects the solar power project for household rooftops to achieve its projection of 15,000 participants by year-end thanks to the popularity of the trend...

Egat seeks to tackle unstable power generation.

Egat seeks to tackle unstable power generation.

03 May 2019

Egat seeks to tackle unstable power generation. The state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) is proceeding with development of its power generation system to make it more flexible to tackle unsteady power generation from renewable energy.As renewable power generation...

ERC introduces 100MW household solar scheme.

ERC introduces 100MW household solar scheme.

17 March 2019

Energy policymakers are ready to allow new solar power projects for households, with a plan to buy an initial capacity of 100 megawatts, offering a feed-in tariff of 1.68 baht per kilowatthour (unit) for 10-year contracts.Yesterday Energy Minister Siri Jirapongphan...

Egat to ‘soon’ propose floating solar plants to Cabinet

Egat to ‘soon’ propose floating solar plants to Cabinet

15 February 2019

Egat to ‘soon’ propose floating solar plants to Cabinet  Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) will soon propose to the Cabinet its Bt2-billion pilot project for a 45-megawatt hydro-floating solar hybrid plant at Sirindhorn Dam in Ubon Ratchathani province. Thepparat...

Powering up SOLAR ENERGY ambitions

Powering up SOLAR ENERGY ambitions

04 February 2019

Powering up SOLAR ENERGY ambitions Project at Chiang Mai UNIVERSITY WILL SHOWCASE BENEFITS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY BCPG and Power Ledger will collaborate with Chiang Mai University to launch a private energy solar rooftop power plant in the second half of...

Power plan backed along wIth 2 plants

Power plan backed along wIth 2 plants

29 January 2019

THE NATIONAL Energy Policy Council (NERC) has given the green light to the new Power Development Plan (PDP), which will boost power production capacity to more than 77,000 megawatts in 2037.   Energy Minister Siri Jirapongphan said that the NERC...

Alpha-ESS to become second battery manufacture to set up shop in Adelaide

Alpha-ESS to become second battery manufacture to set up shop in Adelaide

14 November 2018

Alpha-ESS to become second battery manufacture to set up shop in AdelaideBy Sophie Vorrath on November 14, 2018   South Australia looks to have notched up another major battery storage coup, with the news that another global giant of the booming industry, Alpha-ESS,...

EXIM Thailand Finances Solar Rooftop Projects for Sustainable Renewable Energy Promotion and National Development

EXIM Thailand Finances Solar Rooftop Projects for Sustainable Renewable Energy Promotion and National Development

02 October 2018

Bangkok--27 Sep--EXIM BANK Mrs. Warangkana Wongkhaluang, Senior Executive Vice President of Export-Import Bank of Thailand (EXIM Thailand), and Mr. Khemmarat Sartpreecha, Acting Managing Director of PEA ENCOM International Co., Ltd. (PEA ENCOM), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Provincial Electricity...

Energy reform plan ready for action

Energy reform plan ready for action

24 September 2018

Thailand's energy reform plan is ready for implementation, with an emphasis on deregulating the electricity sector and enhancing competitiveness among private operators. The new version aims for open and free private participation in the energy sector and deregulation of all...

Private solar power buying gets go-ahead

Private solar power buying gets go-ahead

08 June 2018

Energy policymakers gave the green light to start buying solar power generated from private buildings and households once again after postponing the programme for more than four years. Private buildings and households that are accepted by the programme will sell...

New renewable plants to receive B2.4 feed-in tariff

New renewable plants to receive B2.4 feed-in tariff

27 April 2018

NEW RENEWABLE PLANTS TO RECEIVE B2.4 FEED-IN TARIFF   Energy policymakers announced new renewable power generators will have the same feed-in tariff as fossil-fuel power generators, 2.40 baht per kilowatt-hour, because their production cost is equal to or lower than...

Thailand’s new solar rooftop developments

Thailand’s new solar rooftop developments

22 February 2018

Thailand’s Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) announced to release on March 31, 2018, a new national Power Development Plan (PDP), which will replace the 2014 version. The new PDP will furnish details of the deregulation programme.   COMING MARCH 31, 2018:...

Solar panel makers hit by shortage of key material

15 November 2017

Solar panel makers hit by shortage of key material NEW YORK: Solar manufacturers are being battered by higher costs and smaller margins after an unexpected shortage of a critical raw material. Prices of polysilicon, the main component of photovoltaic cells,...

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

17 October 2017

  Solar cars begin race across Australian desert   SYDNEY (Reuters) - The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday with 42 solar cars crossing Australia’s tropical north to its southern shores, a grueling 3,000 km (1,864 mile) race through the...

Households allowed to sell solar power

Households allowed to sell solar power

08 September 2017

Households allowed to sell solar power                       The government will end the decade-long restriction on households and commercial buildings selling power generated by their solar rooftops to state utilities in...

Seven opportunities: Thailand Solar Energy Update 2017

Seven opportunities: Thailand Solar Energy Update 2017

05 September 2017

While Thailand seemed to outshine ASEAN in solar power in 2015, the developments in 2016 showed delays and uncertainties. However, after only 470 MW solar power had been installed in 2014 and 722 MW in 2015, according to the latest data officially published...

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