Solarlite GmbH was awarded the National Energy Globe Award for Thailand for building the first commercial parabolic trough power plant using direct steam generation. The TSE 1 plant in Thailand's northern province of Kanchanaburi has an electrical output of 5 MW and was inaugurated on November 29, 2011.
"Energy that is environmentally friendly, available in adequate quantities and affordable, this is a vision we can all identify with. There are definitely designs and technologies out there that are ready to be implemented. But TSE 1 shows that Solarlite's technology can turn this vision into reality. TSE 1 was made possible through support from the Thai authorities and our local partners," said Dr. Joachim Krüger during the award ceremony on May 31.
Solarlite GmbH welcomed Ambassador Nongnuth Phetcharatana as its guest of honour, who emphasized in her address how important the TSE 1 power plant is to developing Thailand's energy policy toward renewable energies.