A dispute is cooking up between two agencies in Thailand. The concern: solar rooftops with a capacity of up to 10 kilowatts have been considered electricity-generating power plants and, therefore, require factory permits.
What the Energy Regulatory Commission was saying is that solar rooftops does not change the purpose of the building space nor does it require equipment, and cannot be therefore considered factory. So permits are out of the question.
The Industrial Works Department was quick to point though that ERC was overlooking the department's say on the matter.
And we wonder: who has real authority over solar rooftop operation in Thailand?