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  • Environment News

    China leads renewable energy efforts with wind and solar power

    China is leading the global surge in renewable energy construction, with nearly two-thirds of the world’s large-scale wind and solar projects currently being built within its borders, as indicated by a recent report from Global Energy Monitor (GEM). China is constructing 339 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale wind and solar power, representing 64% of the global total, according to the US-based…

  • Hot News

    Electric vehicles may need long-term solar power plan

    As popularity rises with electric vehicles (EVs), future charging options may include solar power. Long-term planning is being pushed by Delta Electronics (Thailand) Plc., as a result of the need to ensure adequate power supplies. One idea is that of using microgrids at charging stations. The electronics manufacturer is suggesting that each charging facility should act as a microgrid that…

  • Thailand video news

    Good Morning Thailand | Thailand pass, Misbehaving foreigners & Solar Power

    Is the arrival PCR test for the Thailand pass test & go going to be scrapped? A Japanese women sprays water at people and flaunts not wearing masks in her TikTok videos which has caused a lot of criticism online and a man in Isaan takes advantage of Solar Power to reduce his electricity bills from 4000 BHT to 44…

  • Thai Life

    COMMON SENSE: Bright future for solar power

    PHUKET: We modern Homo Sapiens are addicted to energy. Energy is the main driver for development and economic growth and for over a century, we have been powering our addiction with fossil fuels. As someone that comes from an oil producing country and having worked with different indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon that have been affected by oil production,…

  • Phuket NewsPoor people get solar power | Thaiger

    Poor people get solar power

    PHUKET CITY: Solar power generation systems have been installed in the homes of 351 poor families in Phuket as part of a nationwide project to bring power to areas not yet connected to the main grid.Announcing this at a meeting at the Thavorn Grand Plaza hotel on September 4, Prawat Siripatrodom of the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEC), said that a…

  • Events

    ICONSIAM’s 5th anniversary: solar-powered Christmas illumination

    ICONSIAM, a global landmark on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, is internationally recognized as a significant global attraction and a must-visit destination for travellers from all over the world. ICONSIAM celebrates its 5th anniversary and highlights its success as a Global Destination with the event “ICONSIAM UNRIVALED WORLD OF BANGKOK ILLUMINATION 2023,” from November 1 until January 5,…

  • Business News

    CKP and BEM partner for Thailand’s first solar-powered mass transit rail

    CK Power Plc (CKP) Bangkok Expressway and Metro Plc (BEM) have forged a partnership to bring the first solar-powered mass transit rail systems to Thailand. The collaboration aims to utilise solar energy to power the MRT Chalerm Ratchamonkol Line (MRT Blue Line) and the MRT Chalong Ratchadham Line (MRT Purple Line) which, combined, span over 71 kilometres and have 54…

  • Press Room

    Real estate investment opportunity in Phuket- Solar-powered pool villas for sale in Thailand

    Press Release Demand for rental properties has been on the rise in Thailand since things began to ease up and businesses started to reopen in 2022. One of the main reasons is that many of the first-time buyers who were going to invest in properties have had to take a detour for their securities in these uncertain times. However, this…

  • Thailand News

    Power outage to hit Kathu, Phuket for maintenance tomorrow

    Phuket will experience a significant power outage affecting a large section of Kathu tomorrow to allow for essential maintenance work on the high-voltage network. The Provincial Electricity Authority for Phuket (PEA Phuket) announced that the outage would occur from 9am to 4.30pm. A map provided by PEA Phuket highlights the affected area, stretching from in front of Sam Burger shop…

  • Business News

    Philippines ranks in top 10 for coal power reliance

    The Philippines has emerged among the world’s top ten economies most reliant on coal-fired power, surpassing Indonesia and China. Data from energy think tank Ember highlights the country’s growing challenges in achieving its green energy objectives. In 2023, the Philippines saw its coal share in electricity generation increase for the 15th consecutive year. This rise comes despite the nation’s goal…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand eyes cleaner energy with new power plan for 2024 to 2037

    Thailand’s revised power development plan (PDP) is set to be submitted for approval after a week-long public hearing concluded yesterday, the implementation of the plan by year’s end, will steer the country towards cleaner energy. Central to Thailand’s commitment to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, the PDP is expected to provide a clearer path for the nation. Thailand announced its commitment…

  • Thailand News

    Thai energy firms question new power plan for carbon neutrality

    Thailand’s energy firms expressed concerns that the revised power development plan (PDP) may fall short of the kingdom’s 2050 carbon neutrality goals, highlighting the need for a balanced approach between practicality and optimism. The PDP, which is set to be enforced from 2024 to 2037, aims to promote greater use of renewable energy to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. However, energy…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s GPSC secures 1,050MW solar project in India

    The power generation division of Thailand’s PTT Plc, Global Power Synergy Plc (GPSC), is making significant strides in expanding its renewable energy footprint in India. Its subsidiary, Avaada Energy, has secured a contract to construct a massive 1,050-megawatt solar farm aimed at boosting clean energy production, reducing carbon emissions, and serving millions in India. Avaada Energy emerged victorious in a…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s solar panel tax cut scheme to save households on bills

    A new tax reduction scheme aimed at encouraging households to install rooftop solar panels is expected to be finalised by mid-year, announced the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE). The initiative seeks to lower electricity bills and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Households that purchase solar panels with a power generation capacity of less than 10 kilowatts, costing under…

  • Education

    Implementing Solar Energy projects in Thai School curriculums

    Get ready for a future where every Thai school isn’t just an educational institution, but also a super cool mini power plant, drinking up the sun’s energy for all their needs. This isn’t just a wild fantasy, folks, it’s a thrilling reality that’s within arm’s reach, thanks to the empowering potential of solar electricity generation. Thailand’s electricity industry is stepping…

  • Business News

    Gulf Energy signs agreement for 25 solar farms in Thailand

    Gulf Energy Development Plc, a leading private power producer, has announced the completion of power purchase agreements for the construction of 25 solar farms with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat). This initiative is expected to aid the government in managing electricity prices, potentially reducing power bills for consumers. The 25-year agreements mark a strategic shift in Thailand’s power…

  • Thailand News

    TCC proposes temporary power tariff reduction for Thai households

    The Consumers Council (TCC) has proposed a temporary reduction in power tariffs to alleviate the financial strain on Thai households during the summer’s peak demand. This request follows the Energy Regulatory Commission’s (ERC) suggested alterations to the current power rate, which critics argue would not result in cheaper electricity bills. Critics contend that the ERC’s adjustments primarily aim to lessen…

  • Business News

    EA plans expansion in renewable power and EV sector

    Renewable energy and electric vehicle (EV) developer, Energy Absolute Plc (EA), is set to expand its power business. The decision comes after a pause in the introduction of new projects since 2019. Currently, the firm’s wind and solar farms generate a capacity of 664 megawatts. The company’s CEO, Somphote Ahunai, noted in a 2020 interview that EA diversified into EV-related…

  • Business News

    CKPower sparks renewed growth under new leadership

    CK Power Public Company Limited (CKPower), led by Managing Director Thanawat Trivisvavet, is set to continue its positive performance trend, buoyed by seasonal factors and a commitment to enhance its renewable energy capacity. The company’s goal aligns with its CKP NET ZERO EMISSIONS 2050 initiative. CKPower, one of the leading renewable energy producers with a minimal carbon footprint, disclosed a…

  • Thailand News

    Thai TikTok user strikes lottery luck after solar doll offering

    A Facebook and TikTok user recently struck it rich after winning on three lottery numbers with a prize of hundreds of thousands of baht. The winning streak came after 40 year old Kongkwan Kongnan posted a video of herself offering four solar-powered dancing dolls to her local spirit house and asking for luck. The video, which Kongkwan posted on both…

  • Business News

    BCPG to divest its nine solar farms in Japan for strategic reinvestment

    BCPG Plc, Bangchak Group’s power generation subsidiary, is planning to divest all its nine solar farms in Japan, in a strategic move to revamp its long-term investment in renewable energy. The assets on sale include equity worth 6.93 billion baht and net debt totalling 3.44 billion baht. The company has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Danish renewable energy…

  • Business News

    BGRIM’s solar sonata: Renewable energy giant strikes the right chord in Italy

    BGRIM, a leading player in the renewable energy sector, has launched a new project for a solar power plant in Italy. The Ortanova project involves the development of an 80.9-megawatt ground solar energy system, complete with a tracking system. This initiative is in response to the growing global demand for clean energy. The undertaking is steered by RES Co Sicilia…

  • Business News

    ACE’s 18 solar projects to boost revenue with 665m baht annually

    Absolute Clean Energy (ACE), a prominent biomass power developer and operator based in Bangkok, is set to see a significant increase in revenue following the selection of its 18 solar power generation ventures to feed the national grid. The projects are being executed under the umbrella of ACE’s 14 entirely owned subsidiary companies. ACE, in a recent announcement by its…

  • Business News

    Thai court halts government’s wind power purchase scheme over selection irregularities

    The Central Administrative Court‘s ruling to halt the government’s scheme to purchase 1,500 megawatts of wind power, on grounds of alleged irregularities in power plant selection, prompted the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to gear up for an appeal. The judgement came in response to Khon Kaen Wind 2 Co, a subsidiary of the SET-listed Energy Absolute (EA), who had voiced…

  • Business News

    Solar sparks fly: SPCG revs up to electrify Eastern Economic Corridor

    After nearly two years of delay, SPCG, a leading solar farm developer in Thailand, is set to start construction of solar farms within the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). SPCG anticipates generating a combined power capacity of 500 megawatts. The delay was due to the need to identify suitable areas for the project and awaiting the license approval from the new…

  • Thailand News

    Green airport: Suvarnabhumi’s sustainable future fueled by solar panel installation

    In a decisive move towards clean energy, the Airports of Thailand (AoT) are looking to harness the sun’s power, with the installation of solar rooftop panels on the passenger terminal of Suvarnabhumi Airport. The green airport project is part of a larger crusade intending to derive 20% of the airport’s electricity from renewable sources in the coming two years. Announced…

  • Thailand News

    Banpu eyes free power trade system amidst rising Thai electricity costs

    In the face of rising electricity bills, a new opportunity is emerging for a free power trade system in Thailand, as spotted by Banpu Power Plc, the power generation arm of energy conglomerate Banpu Plc. Expecting a worldwide shift in electricity markets, the company, under Kirana Limpaphayom, its CEO, is poised to take advantage of this imminent change. The combined…

  • Business News

    WHAUP eyes Vietnam wind, solar assets to meet rising energy demand

    WHA Utilities and Power (WHAUP), a subsidiary of Thailand’s largest industrial land developer and operator, is set to acquire wind and solar power generation facilities in Vietnam with a capacity of 50-100 megawatts. This move aims to capitalise on the increasing energy demand in the country. The acquisition is expected to be finalised by the end of the year, according…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand Consumers Council urges government to lower fuel tariff and promote home solar panels use

    The Thailand Consumers Council (TCC) is urging the government to consider lowering the fuel tariff (Ft) amid mounting complaints about high electricity bills while suggesting that the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) promote the use of domestic solar panels to help address the problem. Itthaboon Onwongsa, TCC deputy secretary, noted during a seminar discussing recent increases in power costs, that the…

  • Technology News

    Volvo solar charging stations, charging free of charge

    Volvo solar charging stations have been installed at four Volvo Car Thailand dealerships, where customers can charge their cars for free. As the number of electric vehicles (EVs) in Thailand is rising, however slowly, the demand for electricity from charging stations is growing along with it. More EVs means more power generation, which usually involves other fossil fuels that create…