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About ClaudeFeller

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  1. Here some at Duty Free Shop at Samui Airport, from last year.. https://www.facebook.com/wiener.schnitzel.1/media_set?set=a.252976684825801.55861.100003404154923&type=3 Surely the "Drunk" sign is the best.
  2. Electricity On The Islands.

    Initial investment is high which has in the past been ofset (in Europe) by government subsidies but it doesn't happen in Thailand. In any case, not being able to sell excess back to the grid makes domestic use pretty much a non starter. If I remember correctly, there is a very high import tax on the panels - so as to protect the Thai manufactureres, who charge a lot for theirs. I was talking to a supplier from Europe who said that the high tax makes it almost impossible for foreign companies.to make money There is no import duty on solar panels since many years. And there are also no bigger Thai manufacturers on the market. Of course you can sell back electricity, your meter will spin backwards - but do not ask any approval from the PEA and dont get a negative bill by the end of month.
  3. Electricity On The Islands.

    That shouldn't be any problem after the new 120MW cable arrives to the Maenam power plant, that plant will only supply the north side from Bang Po to Chaweng and Thong Krut power plant will supply the south side from Nathon up to Lamai. The load on the distribution cables is always highest near the power plant since they see all of the load and the most common cause of power cuts in the past has been damaged cables near Thong Krut. This will change when they section Samui into 2 distribution centres and they will then have lots of spare capacity in the distribution cables along the ring road. How will they connect the new undersea cable from main land to Maenam?
  4. Electricity On The Islands.

    usually 140KW for me This is all a bit confusing... The only problem here is the peak load, means the maximum demand between 6 pm and 9 pm. This peak load consists roughly of - air conditioners 50 % - swimming pool pumps 15 % - electric water heaters 15 % - Lighting (if halogen) 10 % - Others 10 % Swimming pool pumps have a timer and can be stopped during peak load Hot water can be produced for free by the waste heat of the air conditioner Halogen spots can be replaced by Chinese LED (in fact for the same price) We are lucky that the weather during peak season is rather "cold" and that peak load is in the evening, hence the air conditioners can run at lower ampere. The undersea power cable(s) can deliver 90 MW while the PEA predicts a peak load of 100 MW. Thats why they keep running 30 additional mobile generators each 300 kW during peak load (30 x 0,3 MW = 9 MW). Another point not mentioned yet is: Can the PEA supply more and more power through the main power cables along the ring road? This seems to be the next bottle neck.
  5. Brit Pensioners Take On Thai 'Killer Bride'

    Jesus, she looks like a Ladyboy!
  6. Images Of Samui, Phangan And Tao

    Koh Taen last week, 30 habitants, 2 little girls Leaving for KPN (Lompraya, Mae Nam)