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‘Tesla of Thailand’ powers vision of electric paradise

Thailand could be on the verge of an electric vehicle (EV) revolution. After decades of promising ubiquitous plug-in stations and quiet roads full of whirring, non-petrol-powered cars, the futuristic fantasy could soon be a reality. Dubbed the “Tesla of Thailand”, SET-listed Energy Absolute (EA) will kick off the first phase of its 100-billion-baht lithium-ion battery […]

‘Leapfrogging’ the grid: Hybrid lithium-flow in action at a remote Thai village microgrid

While energy storage, like the electrification of transport, is often discussed as the ‘Next Big Thing’ for first world economies, this emerging technology is starting to play an important role in developing nations too. Just as mobile telephony revolutionised telecommunications in developing economies during the past two decades by leapfrogging the need for fixed line […]

‘Not Sufficient’: Thailand Rejects Report on Lao Hydropower Dam

The Sanakham dam is one of seven mega-dams that the landlocked country is planning, in defiance of environmental and economic sense.

‘Tesla of Thailand’ keeps factories running in virus lockdown

Thailand’s biggest electric-vehicle venture has stayed mostly in gear during the Covid-19 pandemic, with Energy Absolute Plc (EA) ontinuing construction on a lithium-ion battery plant and vehicle development. The company’s EV-boat prototypes are now being river-tested.

‘Tesla of Thailand’ Mulls Hydropower Plants to Balance EV Risks

Energy Absolute Pcl took a detour from developing solar and wind farms to lead Thailand’s biggest electric-vehicle venture. While it’s still betting that EVs have the biggest growth potential, the company is also returning to its roots in renewables. The Thai utility is assessing the viability of developing two dam-based hydropower projects in Laos, according to Deputy […]

100 plants mulled for solar waste.

The Industry Ministry is considering setting up a plant to handle old and irreparably damaged solar cells. It would also support private companies in establishing roughly 100 plants to either repair or recycle about 90% of between 620,000 and 790,000 tonnes of solar cells whose lives will start to expire in the next three years, […]

14 power plants to be given more time to start up

The government has given the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) the go-ahead to extend the deadline for 14 renewable power plants to start commercial operations. The Energy Policy Administrative Committee (Epac) approved the ERC proposal after many operators called for the government to ease the commercial operations date (COD) conditions.

25th meeting of Mekong Council reviews work on river

Quang Ninh (VNA) – The 25th meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council was convened in Ha Long city, the northern province of Quang Ninh, on November 28. It brought together 120 delegates from the council’s four member countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. The commission’s dialogue partners – China and Myanmar, and […]

A brighter future for the booming solar sector

Solar power firm Constant Energy is rapidly expanding in Thailand and throughout the region using a business-to-business model

A new KSTAR energy storage project is successfully completed in Thailand

Two sets of KSTAR 5kW+10kWh energy storage systems (BluE-5000D) have been installed during December at the Chumpoll Temple in Ayutthaya Province, providing a clean and stable night time power supply.