Updated. The Thai Government has approved energy department plans to increase its renewables targets through 2021, which will include a 3GW target for PV installations.
Overall, Thailand is targeting to deploy 13.92GW of renewables an increase from previous plans of approximately 9.2GW, according to reports.
Importantly, emphasis for PV is focused on a feed-in tariff for rooftop installations rather than ground mounted utility-scale projects.
The National Energy Policy Commission (NEPC) approved two policy packages, which reopen the support of solar power in Thailand. The policy packages consist of feed-in tariff rates for rooftop and ground-mounted solar systems with a total target of 1,000MW.
A first tranche sets a 200MW quota for projects and installations needed to be completed by December 2013.
The second tranche equates to a quota of 800MW, which must be installed by December 2014. NEPC said that the additional 1GW increased Thailand’s solar power target to 3GW.