• Thailand: Ministry of Energy Extends Incentive Programme until 2021

    Thailand’s solar water heater subsidy programme, which started in 2008, will continue until 2021. The subsidy will gradually decrease from currently 25% of the investment costs to 15% in 2017. The programme is part of Thailand’s revised Alternative Energy Development Plan (AEDP), which was...
  • Thailand / Brazil / Central America: Business Trips for German Stakeholders

    Countries in Southeast Asia have big plans for solar energy. Thailand’s government in particular knows precisely how its future energy and environment policies should look like. It has pledged to both expand the use of renewables and improve energy efficiency across the nation....

  • Thailand: Prefabricated Container Solution Improves Quality in Tannery

    Danish shoe producer ECCO runs the largest solar thermal installation in Thailand: 1,890 m² of vacuum tube collectors provide the company’s factory in Ayutthaya with up to 80 tons of hot water per day. Planned and installed by German engineering company Aschoff Solar, the...

  • Thailand: “Many enterprises have become interested in the technology”

    This January has already been the sixth time for the Thai government to announce the continuation of their incentive programme for commercial customers. Over the last five years, the installed collector area in Thailand has grown steadily while the quality of the installations has...

  • Thailand: Government Continues Subsidy Programme in 2013

    Since January 2013, the government of Thailand has continued to subsidise commercial solar thermal installations which are combined with waste heat from an air conditioner or boiler. The programme has been running since 2008 and phase VI in 2013 is limited to 25,000 m2...

  • Thailand: Advanced Training in Large-Scale Solar Thermal Applications

    The solar thermal week of the Thai-German Renewable Energy Advanced Training 2012 in Bangkok in September attracted a fair number of around 20 national and international participants (see photo). Professor Christoph Menke from the German University of Applied Sciences Trier (ninth from...

  • Thailand: Solar Process Heat in Leather Factory awarded

    On behalf of the Thai Ministry of Energy, German engineering company Aschoff Solar has been awarded by the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE) for the company's solar thermal installation at the Sadesa leather factory in Sena. Bernd Jueckmann (left), Sales...

  • Thailand: Results of the Commercial Incentive Programme

    16,880 m2 of collector area were subsidised between 2008 and 2010 in the Thailand incentive programme for commercial installations that are combined with waste heat from an air conditioner or boiler. According to the programme administrator, the Department of Alternative...

  • Thailand: Highly Interested Enterprises, But Low-Quality Systems

    37 commercially installed solar thermal systems of between 50 and 500 m2 received subsidies in Thailand over the last two years. Nevertheless, the sector shows a lack of professional service to operate these solar systems at an optimum efficiency.
    Photo: STA


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