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Net-Metering Pilot Scheme Launched

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10Kw Solar PV install

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Thai Government Net-Metering Pilot Scheme

A Net-Metering Pilot Scheme for Solar Rooftops has been launched by the Thai Government, applications can be made from now until October 7th 2016. The scheme allocates 50Mw to the PEA and 50Mw to the MEA to spread across all provinces.

After the deadline applicants will be notified if they are successful, lucky applicants will have until Dec 31 to get their systems installed and a review period will take place between January and April 2017.

What is Net-Metering?

Net metering is a billing mechanism that credits solar energy system owners for the electricity they add to the grid. For example, if a residential customer has a PV system on the home’s rooftop, it may generate more electricity than the home uses during daylight hours. If the home is net-metered, the electricity meter will run backwards to provide a credit against what electricity is consumed at night or other periods where the home’s electricity use exceeds the system’s output. Customers are only billed for their “net” energy use. On average, only 20-40% of a solar energy system’s output ever goes into the grid. Exported solar electricity serves nearby customers’ loads.

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How to apply?

Kunini can prepare the registration for all applications wishing to join the Net-Metering pilot scheme, customers will need to prepare certain documents, contact Kunini for a list of requirements, prepare all documentation then make an appointment to visit one of our offices, either Hua Hin or Pattaya to submit and register.

The allowed system size will depend on your roof size and installed electric meter amperage.

General Documents

– Copy of ID or Passport (customer)
– Power of Attorney (with stamp) – from the customer authorising Kunini to take care of the application
– Copy of ID or Passport (authorised person/company Kunini)
– P.P20 from the company (Kunini)
– Copy of the last month’s Electric Bill from PEA
– Type of premises?? House, condo, factory?
– Pictures of the premises
– Rental Contract or Registration Document for the premises
– Type of Supply PEA?  Single-Phase or Three-Phase
– Size of Electric Meter in Amps
– Details of Solar Cells, Inverter with Specification
– Basic Solar Layout / Design – (Kunini)

note; the information is directly from the ERC office, at this time there are no details on costs related to additional equipment, connection charges or unit rates. Once these become available we will post an update. Applying for the Net-Metering Pilot Scheme is not guaranteed, it is based on a first come first serve basis. 

Contact us for further information and costs for Solar Roof Packages.

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