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King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok Joins Hands with Private Sector Establishing a Technology Hub in Thailand

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King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, one of the leading educational institutions of science and technology in Thailand, has signed an agreement to establish a technology hub to produce regenerative energy or solar power with Fah Chai Engineering Company Limited, the sales agent of solar inverter from KACO new energy in Thailand. The MOU was agreed upon between Assistant Professor Doctor Anirach Mingkhan Dean of the Faculty of Industrial Technology and Management and Mr. Phiphat Phakhananyoothin the Managing Director of Fah Chai Engineering Limited at King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Prachinburi Campus. A technology hub aims to produce energy from solar power promoting alternative energy source according to government policy.

 

The trend of power demand in Thailand tends to increase over the past years due to the expansion of economic sectors ranging from industry, agriculture, logistics and energy demand in households to many more. Therefore, it is necessary for Thailand to increase its energy supply capacity to meet the demand.  To increase energy supply capacity, the government has come up with a Power Development Plan 2015 (PDP 2015) to balance all sources of energy to make a secured power stability system for country. All sources of renewable energy are promoted. Especially, solar energy is an alternative choice that is suitable for the terrain and the climate of Thailand.

 

Assistant Professor Doctor Anirach Mingkhan Dean of the Faculty of Industrial Technology and Management stated the objective of this specific cooperation.

 

“The establishment of the technology hub to produce regenerative energy from solar power is a result from the cooperation between the university and Fah Chai Engineering Limited, with the support of the Thai and German government. The project has a duration period of 3 years where technical knowledge will be taught in terms of design, installation and maintenance of regenerative energy or solar power which is one of the alternative sources of energy suitable for Thailand. This collaborative project to establish the technology hub to produce regenerative energy from solar power will provide funds to support research and development in areas that relates to production of energy from solar power, which also includes special training on topics that help educate students and public on the regenerative energy from solar power.  In addition, there will be academic skill competition on design and installation of the regenerative energy or solar power system that will help promote and support the study and teaching to the Professors and students resulting in creating more research and development in terms of technology to create the most benefit commercially and also to encourage this academic knowledge to the community.”

 

http://prnw.cbe.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/king-mongkuts-university-of-technology-north-bangkok-joins-hands-with-private-sector-establishing-a-technology-hub-in-thailand-2.html

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