The comeback of the sun: Solar rooftop projects

Thailand has a high potential to finance rooftop solar facilities in Thailand and to provide the customer with the panels, know how and infrastructure to accomplish the construction by a one-stop-shopping solution. Such business model can be limited to facilitate the self-consumption of the solar electricity by the customer only and not to feed electricity into the grid (so-called “zero grid feed”). Unfortunately, the industry had been blocked by the uncertainty whether such project needs a power production license.

Thailand’s energy policymakers plan to provide the private sector with better access to the state solar rooftop program in an attempt to promote the use of solar power. The program for businesses will be liberalized, allowing private companies to apply for solar rooftop development licenses with a combined generating capacity of 100 megawatts. However, companies will still be barred from selling power back to utilities.

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