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Renewable energy in Thailand

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Renewable energy in Thailand is a sector that is developing in Thailand. With its current rate of carbon emissions, Thailand must follow suit from its neighbors by cutting emissions down through the use of renewable energy.[1] Several policies, such as the Eleventh Plan, set goals for renewable energy, such as biofuel implementation, in order to reduce the reliance of nonrenewable energy. [2] For example, the use of biofuel can provide many benefits, such as reducing carbon emissions and reducing reliance on imported fuel.[3] Some of the major renewable energy sources would be wind power, solar power, and biofuel.

Renewable energy sources

Total Renewable Energy Installed Capacity (May 2014)
Source Total Installed Capacity (MW)
Wind Power 223.00
Solar Power (SPV) 100.00
Hydro Power 7,042.00
Biomass Power 4,593.00
Total 11,958.00

Hydro energy

Solar energy

Solar power in Thailand has been expanding since in 2011. Thailand was targeted to reach 55 MW by 2011.[4]

Wind energy

Wind power in Thailand amounts to an installed production capacity of 223 MW as of the end of 2013.[5] Installed capacity was 112 MW by the end of 2012, with 111 MW added in 2013. This ranks Thailand 34th in the world by installed capacity.

Geothermal energy

See also


  1. ^ Marks, Danny (August 2011). "Climate Change and Thailand: Impact and Response". Contemporary Southeast Asia. 33: 242 – via JSTOR.
  2. ^ Sitdhiwej, Chacrit (2016). "Thailand: Renewable Energy Law and Policy in Thailand". Renewable Energy Law and Policy: RELP. 7: 184–189.
  3. ^ Suanmali, Limmeechokchai (2013). "The Assessment of Biofuel Utilization Policy on the Total Output and CO2 Emissions in Thailand". Journal of Engineering, Project, and Production Management. 3: 57–64.
  4. ^ Thailand Joins the Solar Fast Lane
  5. ^ Greenpeace: "Global Installed Wind Power Capacity", 2013

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