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Thailand’s first floating PV project goes online

The 2 MW plant is installed at the historic site of agro-food group SPM, in Thailand. With 2.8 GWh/year of low-carbon electricity, it will cover up to 20% of the site’s annual energy consumption.

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More floating PV for Thailand

French floating PV specialist Ciel&Terre is teaming up with SCG, an Asian petrochemical company, to develop floating solar plants at hydroelectric dams in Thailand.

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Thai utility EGAT launches tender for 58.5 MW floating project

The project is part of the utility’s plan to deploy large-scale floating PV installations at several hydroelectric dams it operates in Thailand.

Thailand launches net metering scheme for residential PV

The program will be open to solar power systems with a generation capacity larger than 10 kW. Initially, some 100 MW of solar power will be allocated through the mechanism. Net metering tariffs, however, will be little more than half the current electricity price.

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Thai utility EGAT plans 69 MW of floating PV projects

Floating plants with capacities of 45 MW and 24 MW have been announced by Thailand’s largest power provider. They may be the first of nine projects at dams operated by the utility.

Basic Energy buys stake in 2 Thai EPC firms working on 220 MW Myanmar PV project

The Philippines-based energy company has signed the share purchase agreements to acquire a 15% stake in two Thai companies, which are building a 220 MW utility-scale solar power project in Myanmar.

Thailand’s bigger RE ambitions may lead to economic renaissance – IRENA

Increasing the role of solar PV in its energy mix from 6 GW to almost 17 GW is one of IRENA’s key recommendations for Thailand. Noting that RE national targets could be comfortably surpassed by a quarter to reach more than 37% by 2036, its report finds more ambitious deployment could save over US$9 billion annually, proving to be a major turning point for the entire economy.

Hacking for a chance to change the energy game

The Smart Energy Hackathon Southeast Asia taking place in Bangkok on September 8 – 10, 2017 will serve as a starting point to a larger support program to build smart energy startups in the region.

QTC Energy unit buys 15% stake in GEP

Bangkok-based QTC Global Power has paid 67.84 million baht ($1.9 million) for a stake in Thai PV developer Green Earth Power (GEP), which is building a 220 MW solar installation in Myanmar.

Growatt supplies central and string inverters to 20 MW Thai solar plant

The Chinese inverter manufacturer ships CP2000 Station-S compact central inverters to three 5 MW sub-plants of a 20 MW solar farm in Thailand. Fourth sub-plant completed with Growatt’s string inverter.

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