siam SOLAR energy
Clean energy from solar power
Kanchanaburi and Suphanburi, Thailand*
In Thailand, renewable energies have great potential, especially solar energy.
The country has set itself the goal of expanding the photovoltaics in the country to 6,000 MW, but only until 2036.
The innovative solar photovoltaic technology has recently been installed in two agricultural provinces of Thailand, with a production output of more than 147,000 MWh of clean electricity per year.
So far heavily dependent on imported fossil fuels such as natural gas, the innovative photovoltaic power plants are a welcome aid in overcoming the challenges Thailand faces in terms of energy insecurity and trade deficit.
The project consists of the installation of 10 grid-connected solar PV power plants and uses innovative solar PV technology. PV modules use a very thin layer of semiconductors, a few microns thick, instead of a traditional silicon conductor.
The project generates electricity for the Thai power grid.
Tourists before the heat collapse.
700,000 German tourists are listed in Thailand every year. Many of them regularly and again and again. They, too, should not have missed the steady rise in temperature in the summer months. Winter temperatures, however, are not just cold but cold.
In Thailand there are heat waves over which not only tourists complain, but also the native population suffers. The temperatures are so high that for weeks almost everything comes to a standstill and can hardly be worked. The people, but especially the tourists who are not used to the hot and humid climate, complain about headaches, nausea and circulatory problems.
In the agricultural regions where rice is grown, people's staple food is waiting for monsoon rains. Here, however, the much needed rainfall has gone down. The consequences are lower crop yields, rice becomes more expensive and less can be exported. This in turn means less revenue and is therefore negative for the economy of the country.
But not only the farmers of the country are affected by climate change, even factories or small businesses, which are often flooded or in which due to the extreme heat can not be worked. Production stops and workers receive no wages. All in all, there are also considerable economic losses and price increases in all areas.
Last but not least, the number of tourists is declining, as they are insecure and are afraid of a flood such as the catastrophe of 2011, which affected more than 2.3 million people, 40,000 had to be evacuated and 53 people died.