The objective of the project is to introduce a quality structure for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, components, and installations in Thailand on the basis of the Global Approval Program for Photovoltaics (PV GAP). PV GAP incorporates a number of international PV standards.
The project is designed to provide information, analysis and policy recommendations to support decision-making on policies and programs that support and promote increased implementation of RE and EE technologies and options. Special emphasis were given to support for R&D on RE&EE technologies that would assist the government to meet its ambitious targets set by the government for RE and EE.
To remove the informational barrier and other unidentified barriers that are hindering the development of solar thermal application in selected industrial and commercial sub-sectors in Thailand e.g. food, textile industry as well as in hospital and hotel and in central hot water systems of multi-storey buildings. In Thailand, solar thermal is typically perceived as the technology for residential applications and thus most energy policy makers, industry and end-users, particularly SMEs are not well aware of its potential. The project identifies all related technical and non-technical barriers through detailed situation analysis and develops a set of solutions, guidelines, measures, and recommendations.