Rooftops covered in solar panels might become a very common site in a couple of months’ time if the Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency Department have their way as they are expected to propose to the National Energy Committee a new project which will involve purchasing power from solar panels placed on both residential and commercial rooftops.
The NEC is led by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha who is expected to hear the proposal put forward by department chief Praphon Wongtharua who said it has been estimated as much as 300 megawatts of electricity could be purchased at the same price as units are sold by the Electrical Generating Authority of Thailand from rooftops with solar panels.
At present Chulalongkorn University has been tasked with carrying out a study to find the most appropriate and cost effective method of purchasing the power generated by solar paneled rooftops.
With private sector solar panel use already a common practice in many developed countries all over the globe it could only be a matter of time before Thailand jumps on the environmentally friendly bandwagon and rooftops full of solar panels become common site.
Source: Thai PBS
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