Thailand, Japan Jointly Explore Photovoltaic Solar Energy

Thailand’s National Electronics and Computer Technology Centre (NECTEC) and a Japanese firm, Tabuchi Electric Company Limited, have jointly launched a programme designed to explore the utilisation of solar power and solar cells under the Thai climate, which will become a source of knowledge for youths as well.

Under the joint programme, 10-kilowatt solar power generating cells of five different technologies have been installed at the Sirindhorn Science Home in Bangkok’s suburban Prathum Thani province, Thai News Agency reported.

The power cells are for gathering of data on their separate solar power generating, as well as for measuring their solar intensity and temperatures, the results of which will be used for further analytical research to ascertain the most suitable technology for Thailand.

According to NECTEC Director Dr. Thaweesak Ko-anan-ta-kool, Thailand is currently capable of producing 150 megawatts of electricity from solar cells and has targeted to produce up to 2,000 megawatts of electricity from solar cells by the year 2021.