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ABOUT US

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Eyekandi Solar Co is a consortium of international solar energy experts, with a combined industry experience of more than 30 years. Together with our strong local team of engineers and professionals, we offer complete power solutions and consultation services for residential and commercial premises.

We offer custom in-house design and analysis of potential power generation and distribution for small and large scale projects.

As your Project Manager for energy solutions, we tailor make and build all power systems including FiT related PV rooftops.

With our focus on reducing the overall power consumption for your site, matched with state of the art modern PV systems, we can drastically reduce the cost of implementation and running cost.

At our core you will find our burning desire to be a creative force for achieving power security and independence for Thailand.

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Please contact Eyekandi solar if you have any questions related to solar energy and solar systems. We can do all jobs, from placing some garden lights on your property, to design and installation of solar roof top systems, Click below to explore more in depth of the Services we provide.

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THE BLOG

08
Sep

Thai renewables company BCPG looks homeward for $1 billion spending budget

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Bangchak Corporation Public Company $1 billion renewable energy investment

BCPG, the renewable energy off-spring of Thailand’s Bangchak Corporation plans to invest $1 billion throughout the next 5 years with 40 percent of that planned for domestic power projects after many years of spending money overseas.

In order to achieve its target of owning 1,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable generation capacity by 2020, BCPG will have to posses an additional 400 MW of capacity.

Thai renewables company BCPG looks homeward for $1 billion spending budget

Thai renewables company BCPG looks homeward for $1 billion spending budget

BCPG is planning to build 150 MW of the new 400 MW capacity in Thailand, focusing on biomass and rooftop solar power investments. The remaining capacity would probably be an investment in wind power projects around Thailand.

BCPG plans to use the rooftop solar projects as a way to bring the micro-grid concept to Thailand. The photovoltaic panels on residential and industrial properties will produce renewable electricity that will then be sold back to nearby consumers connected to the local grid.

Learn more from the following interview, “Thai renewables company BCPG looks homeward for $1 billion spending budget”.

05
Sep

PEA opens electric vehicle charging point

Are you an owner of an Electric Vehicle (EV)?

Head on down to the Provincial Energy Authority (PEA) office in Nakhon Ratchasima, northeastern Thailand to charge your electric vehicle for free! The charging station has a “quick-charge” technology which is able to recharge the battery of an electric vehicle for a 100-km run in about 20 minutes.

More of these charging stations will be opening up soon, 11 in total. Look out for two stations in the North, three in the South, two in the East, one in the West and two in the Northeast of Thailand.

PEA opens electric-vehicle charging station in Nakhon Ratchasima

PEA opens electric-vehicle charging station in Nakhon Ratchasima

Soon you will be able to find these stations around the country along the major tourism routes and the PEA will launch an app to allow electric car owners to learn details about the stations.

Until the end of this year, charging your electric vehicles will be free of charge, between 6am and 1pm.

Read more from the original article here

03
Sep

Electricity Rates to be Adjusted – Thailand

Updates needed for Base Factor and Fuel Tariff rates

The ERC (Energy Regulatory Commission) has two categories of power calculation: The base factor, which is revised every five years, and the Fuel tariff rate, which is adjusted every four months. One of the factors which reduce power production costs include the declining development costs of renewable energy, particularly solar power.

Base factor and fuel tariff updates needed

Base factor and fuel tariff updates needed

For the development of the backup rate that was expected to be charged to Thai solar power developers, Mr Viraphol, spokesman for the ERC, said feasibility studies are being conducted to sort out that issue. He said the backup rate is unlikely to be imposed on Thai solar farm operators for at least two years.

Because of all the price changes in the Energy Sector, where costs are fluctuating and improving, there is a grave need to adjust these factors which effect the end-users pockets. Read this article to view how it is going to impact you!

 

01
Sep

Smart Energy Hackathon

We are always on the lookout for efficient and new technologies to bring to our customers. Efficient products, equal energy saving and smart living! We’ll be following this hackathon to bring our customers the good news on what new technologies will be discovered.

The Smart Energy Hackathon in Bangkok, plans to enhance software solutions for energy saving in Southeast Asia.

Smart Energy Hackathon, Bangkok

Smart Energy Hackathon, Bangkok

Smart Energy refers to the competent amalgamation of renewable energy sources, efficient distribution and optimal consumption.  Bringing together talent from inside and outside the energy industry, coders, and finance gurus will get us one step closer to a smarter, cleaner energy future.

Read the original post for updates and more exciting news about this event happening in a weeks time!

Find us at #smartenergyhackathon on Twitter and Facebook. This Hackathon is inspired by Powerhouse’s Suncode and Nexus India Hackathon and brought to you by GIZ, TechGrind, CU Innovation, KX, and CalCEF sponsored by PTT, ENGIE, PEA, Blue Solar, and Whapow.

 

29
Aug

People react negatively to more coal – Solar is expected to rise

The Thai government expects the country’s electricity demand to grow.

The expected demand for electricity in Thailand, by the year 2036 is 70.33 million kilowatts.

The Thai Government had wanted to build an 800,000kW coal-fired plant to generate power, in the southern Thai province of Krabi. The government wanted to also build another one, with a capacity of 2 million kilowatts, in the province of Songkla.  Both were expected to use coal imported from Indonesia.  EGAT (Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand), in July 2016, tried to obtain preliminary bids for the rights to build the Krabi plant, agreed to give the project to a Chinese-Thai business consortium.

A project to build a coal-fired power plant in Thailand's southern Krabi Province has been stalled.

A project to build a coal-fired power plant in Thailand’s southern Krabi Province has been stalled.

But Thai residents and the local surrounding community groups were concerned about damage to the environment and opposed the project. To avoid a clash, Thailand’s military junta, led by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, ordered EGAT to administer a second environmental impact assessment of the project, ‘effectively halting construction of the plant.’

‘Concerned residents’ show us that more people are realising the detriment of coal fired plants, and the benefit of renewable energy.

A project to build a coal-fired power plant in Thailand's southern Krabi Province has been stalled.

 

Click here to read more about why Solar is expected to rise in Thailand on the Nikkei Asian Review..

28
Jul

Will Thailand deregulate and fully utilize the sun’s power ?

Will Thailand deregulate and fully utilize the sun's power

Will Thailand deregulate and fully utilize the sun’s power


Experts in the energy sector have called for the ‘deregulation of the solar rooftop industry’, which is currently under strict government control.

The Thai Photovoltaic Industries Association is encouraging the public to produce their own solar power, as it is the cheaper option.

Veeraphol Jirapraditkul, commissioner and spokesman of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) said ‘the number of solar rooftop owners registered with the ERC remain small with a combined power generating…’

Sean Abbott of Eyekandi Solar, “It does seem hopeful at the moment, that Thailand is pushing to give home owners more incentive to have solar on their rooftops. Though its only speculation at this stage, we may see a ‘Feed In Tariff’ for solar rooftops. This would mean a home owner with solar could potentially get paid for their over production of electricity produced from their solar system. If this happens you can be sure that the amount of people installing solar will rise very high. This could be very good for the country’s energy problems, and their carbon foot print. It could also stimulate business, create jobs as well as help the economy. There of course could be some negative outcomes in the future if the government begins to tax solar owners, as we are now witnessing in the USA. The government will also need to redesign the ‘Tie In’ application process and make it easier for both home owners and solar installation companies to apply. We can for sure see a strong push in the solar rooftop sector but until the bureaucratic weights are lifted, we have a long way to go. ”

Read the below article, Experts urge fewer curbs on solar power’ to understand the motif behind the Thai government to encourage the public to start producing their own power.

Click here to view the Previous article of Eyekandi-Solar – ‘Power bill is going up – time to invest in solar’

26
Jul

Power bill is going up – time to invest in solar

“The monthly electricity bill during the September-December period this year is expected to rise by 2.5% to an average of 3.59 baht per kilowatt hour, up from 3.50 baht per unit, because of the rising fuel… “

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A power pole is being repaired on Bamrung Muang Road in Bangkok. Monthly electricity bill for the September-December period is expected to rise to 3.59 baht per unit. APICHART JINAKUL

The cost of solar in Thailand, and globally has been on the steady decline over the past couple of years. The installation cost of solar panels has decreased from approximately $8 USD per Watt in 2010 to less than $4 USD per Watt in 2017. While the total installed price of solar has continued to decline, the price of the solar panels or modules themselves has remained relatively flat since 2012, indicating a decline in non-module costs.

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Yes it is true, electricity from the grid in Thailand is still the cheaper option. But how sustainable is it? As soon as you make the investment into Solar, the more you’ll stop losing, and the more you will gain.

Click here to view the Previous article ‘Something is coming, check out this press release from Japanese company Kyocera’

Read the below article which explains the price increases of the power bills for residential use, and you might see a need to make the investment sooner rather than later…

Power bills to rise 9 satang a unit as fuel tariff hikes

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The Price of Solar Is Declining to Unprecedented Lows

25
Jul

Something is coming, check out this press release from Japanese company Kyocera

Something is coming, check out this press release from Japanese company Kyocera

Something is coming…. Kyocera is making waves

This is clearly a press release and not a news story, but it goes to show that Thailand is being noticed as the right place to be for solar. Coupled with news coming out on other areas of the photovoltaic business, we predict 2017-2020 to be very busy solar years!

“Thailand has adopted various government incentives including promoting rooftop solar for self-consumption, which can reduce reliance on electricity grids for homes or businesses.”

Kyocera is a renown solar panel producer, and they will continue to back solar rooftop systems in Thailand. Through collaboration with SPCG, they are continuously looking for opportunities to expand throughout the ASEAN region, in order to fulfil the goal of ‘creating and leaving a sustainable society for the next generation through solar energy.’

Another company to watch over the next couple years, includes Thai company PPT.

Click here to view the article ‘PTT Thailand, to Invest in Solar Storage’.

Read the press release from Sun & Wind Energy for more news on Kyocera!

19
Jul

How about that solar panel tax? Be careful what you read on Facebook!

How about that solar panel tax? Be careful what you read on Facebook!
The ‘Solar Panel Tax’ Scare

Not all that we read on Facebook and other social platforms is 100% correct…

There have been rumours around the network of ‘solar’ people in Thailand. Those currently using or wanting to use Solar in their homes and have panels installed on their roof tops are concerned that there will be a ‘tax or levy’ imposed on them.

These claims have however been researched by our team, here at EyeKandi Solar, and we have since found out exactly what has been said.

There will be no levy imposed on small scale solar systems

“There is no charge for electricity from solar panels installed on the roof, also known as “Solar Roof” type used in the home. Because it is installed in a small amount of electricity.” Statement made by Mr. Veerapol Jirapraditkul of the Energy Regulatory Commission.

It does seem that there will be some levy charged on those bigger solar farms, however, the ‘levy’ will be a mere 100 – 200 Baht per month. So there is nothing to worry about.

Read further to understand this a bit more…
If it walks like a duck …
กฟผ.แจงแล้ว! ปมเล็งเก็บเงินผู้ติดโซลาร์รูฟท็อปเดือนละ100-200 บาท หลังโดนจวกยับ
กกพ.ยันไม่เก็บ “ค่าระบบสำรองไฟฟ้า” จากครัวเรือน-รายย่อย เน้นรายใหญ่ “ห้างฟิวเจอร์-ม.ธรรมศาสตร์”
กกพ. ยืนยันไม่มีนโยบายเรียกเก็บเงินค่าสำรองไฟฟ้าผู้ติดโซลาร์รูฟท็อปรายเล็ก

Read previous article here
PTT Thailand, to Invest in Solar Storage

19
Jul

PTT Thailand, to Invest in Solar Storage

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A big energy shift from grid to solar is now encouraged, as PTT invests in solar storage systems.

PTT – Thailand’s major Oil company is encouraging the population to install solar on their roofs at home, and either invest in batteries or have a hybrid system for the evening and night time.

“PTT president and chief executive officer Tevin Vongvanich said that the solar rooftop market has strong potential for growth as the Ministry of Energy encourages people to install such electricity generating equipment at home.”

Storing solar energy captured during the day to provide electricity for use at night is advised.

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“We are studying investing in the production of energy storage equipment and systems, which are now in the development stage,” said Tevin.

Global Power Synergy Plc (GPSC) has recently made an agreement with 24M Technologies which will commence in 2019 to manufacture Li-ion Batteries in Thailand. These batteries would especially be for the solar storage from the power generated by people in their own homes as well as solar farms.

GPSC recently dove into the Japanese energy business with last year’s new development of a 20.8 mega-watt solar power farm in Ichinoseki at the cost of 10 billion yen (Bt3.011 trillion). The plant is scheduled to start commercial operation in the 4th quarter of this year (2017) and will supply electricity to Tohoku Electric Power  company, under a 20 year contract.

Read more about solar power storage in these articles attached.
PTT seeks to diversify from oil – The Nation
Global Power Synergy
24M

Previos article click here
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