Haad Tien does not have mains electricity so all power is provided by diesel generators. These generators are noisy, dirty and break down a lot. It’s inaccessibility by road means that taking large generators to be fixed is problematic and expensive. The end result is electricity that is not 24/7 due to cost and also intermittent due to the reliability of the generators. For a group of the long term residents there they wanted a more reliable service.
One of our consultants, Ottmar ‘Woodstock’ Rohrig, came up with a shared solar solution to provide electricity for 3 homes. A total of 8x 250Watt panels giving 2000W of solar power using brand new to Thailand non toxic, jungle proof, salt water based batteries that are not environmentally hazardous, have a life span of about 15 years and a capacity degradation of about 5% in that time. These batteries provide a much cheaper solution over the same time period that traditional lead acid batteries.
Haad Tien Bay
Community group living in the bay.
What We Did
8x 250W max output panels
1x Charge controller
1x Victron Energy Inverter
20x 1.2v salt water hybrid eco batteries
Installation and cabling