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Phuket officials consider solar panels in cost-cutting measures

PHUKET: Having solar panels fitted to the roof of Phuket Provincial Hall was just one of the measures said to be under consideration yesterday (Mar 7) as a way to cut down on the spiralling utility bills racked up by government offices on the island.

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Wednesday 8 March 2017, 06:11PM


Phuket Vice Governor Teera Anantaseriwidhya made the suggestion as he delivered a “Home Economics 101” lesson to the heads of the main government offices on the island at a meeting at Provincial Hall yesterday (Mar 7). Photo: PR Dept
Phuket Vice Governor Teera Anantaseriwidhya made the suggestion as he delivered a “Home Economics 101” lesson to the heads of the main government offices on the island at a meeting at Provincial Hall yesterday (Mar 7). Photo: PR Dept

Phuket Vice Governor Teera Anantaseriwidhya made the suggestion as he delivered a “Home Economics 101” lesson to the heads of the main government offices on the island at a meeting at Provincial Hall yesterday (Mar 7).

“I have been informed that the Ministry of Interior was randomly checking official utility bills and found that the cost of running government offices in Phuket has increased,” V/Gov Teera said.

The increase in the provincial utility bills ranged from electricity and water use, to EMS post and telephone bills, V/Gov Teera explained.

“This does not match government policy to reduce their costs to save taxpayer’s money,” he said.

“We are considering installing solar panels on the roof of Provincial Hall and charging fees for using Provincial Hall meeting rooms,” he said.

“We are also considering taking other measures to offset the rising costs of running government offices,” he added.

V/Gov Teera reminded officials to turn off air conditioning during lunch hours.

“There is no need to turn on every aircon in the building,” he said.

“Also, set the temperature to 25-26ºC and turn aircon on only 10-15 minutes before a meeting and turn it off immediately after the meeting,” he said.

“And turn off the light every time you no longer need it,” he said.

Regarding water use, V/Gov Teera reminded the agency chiefs, “Turn taps off properly and check pipes for leaks, and be mindful of how much water is used to water the plants and gardens.”

Regarding communications in the Internet era, V/Gov Teera also noted, “Do not use office telephones for for personal use, and use email instead of fax and telephone to contact people outside the office.”

“If official letters must be sent by post, use normal registered post instead of EMS,” he added.

 

 

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Kurt | 09 March 2017 - 19:59:57

Solar probably is the future for Thailand. Better that coal or oil.
Today's solar technics are great.
Even when the sun is not shining, the light in Thailand generate energy.
This, plus the good suggestions of the V/Gov Teera, can make Phuket a excellent 'test garden' for Thailand.
Immediately a solar energy budget to Phuket!
Phuket, self sufficient by Solar energy, is possible. Not a dream.
Phuket, a  solar 'example-hub', the rest of Thailand can follow.

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Rich 44 | 08 March 2017 - 21:37:06

In Colorado USA, I have an "Off Grid" solar system. 
When illuminated by the sun it is capable of bypassing the batteries and supplying over 6000 watts to any load. 
If my water tank is running low, I wait till the sun is up then manually trip the automatic solenoid that activates the water pump. The pump is 200m (600 ft) in the mountain. The water tank fills without any use of my batteries(The batteries will last longer this way). Same for the toaster, Iron for clothes etc.
 
If the solar panels are sized to supply the air conditioning with the power it needs,(I have 16 panels) then there is no need to waste the electricity that the panels produce from the sun. Rationing will not save anything! The panels will be pumping out electricity whether you are using it or not.  Just turn on the air conditioning and enjoy the cool air. The solar panels will work for at least 25 years. 
If your system is "On Grid" then you will save money by selling the unused electricity back to the utility. But the people  really should be enjoying the cool air and not suffer if the electricity is sold off and not used for the air conditioner.
Be careful of the arrangements. 

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