With a newly initiated alternative energy model for the ‘1 District 1 Community Energy’ project, the park will serve as a good example of environmentally friendly community that observes His Majesty’s self-sufficiency principles and enables other neighboring communities to learn and adapt for their specific purposes.
Acting director of the Center of Energy for Environment to the Princess Sirindhorn International Natural Park Mr. Natthapong Lapmee has lately announced that the Energy Conservation Promotion Fund had already granted some financial support to install an alternative energy system at the park under the ‘1 District 1 Community Energy’ project. This system will encourage visitors to learn more about alternative energy and gain in-depth knowledge on how different types of alternative energy and its inside mechanisms work as well as how to install and maintain the system.
Mr. Natthapong added that the models of alternative energy under this project included a windmill that can generate 1 kilowatt electricity, solar system that can produce 500 liters of hot water, a 15-kilogram solar system dryer, a 1,800 watt solar system incinerator, a 2.5 cubic meter biological fermentation barrel, an air compressor barrel that can produce 150 liters of hot water per day, a model of 1 kilowatt hydro generated electricity and the gasifier system that can produce 240 kilograms of fuel gas per day.
All the above models on alternative energy will serve as a good community learning center for local people in the area because they are cost-effective and environmentally friendly. Visitors who would like to see them are welcome daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Princess Sirindhorn International Natural Park, 1281, Rama VI Military Base in Cha-Am, Phetchaburi. For more information, please contact 032- 508 352 , 032 508 396 or website: www. sinrindhornpark.or.th.