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UK funds Thailand’s Solar Photovoltaics Consortium & Roadmap Development

The UK is funding a solar energy development project in Thailand.

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UK Funds Thailand’s Solar Photovoltaics Consortium & Roadmap Development
Mr. Paul Bute, Deputy Head of Mission, the British Embassy Bangkok and Prof Dr. Bundhit Eua-arporn, Director of ERI sign an official agreement for an energy project.

The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s Southeast Asia Prosperity Fund has approved funding worth £26,000 to run a project to help expand Thailand’s rooftop solar power market. The project will be jointly implemented by Chulalongkorn University’s Energy Research Institute (ERI) and the Ministry of Energy’s Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE).

The project will support the development of a Solar Photovoltaics Consortium (Solar PV Consortium) and Solar Photovoltaics Roadmap (Solar PV Roadmap) in Thailand in 2013-2014. The project will create a research platform that will help frame public debate about the benefits of rooftop solar power. It will also provide the Solar PV Consortium with evidence-based inputs to assist with the design of the Solar PV Roadmap.

Further information

South East Asia Prosperity Fund Guide

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Published 10 June 2013