BANGKOK, Thailand: Thailand is about to put an end to one of the largest projects installed on a dam, which seeks to take advantage of the combination of floating solar panels and hydropower.
Experts describe this as a big step towards fostering the reliability and production of renewable energy.
About 144,417 solar panels are being installed in a reservoir in Ubon Ratchathani, a northeastern province of Thailand, where the staff has managed to complete the final of seven solar farms covering an area of 121 hectares or 300 acres. water.
The Thai Electricity Generation Authority (EGAT), a state-owned company, presents this pilot project as one of the largest hybrid solar power projects in the world and has set its sights on similar projects in eight others. taken over the next 16 years.
“When all the projects at each dam are completed, we will have total capacity to generate 2,725 megawatts,” according to Chanin Saleechan, who directs the project.
The recent energy development plan aims to get 35 percent of the energy mix from non-fossil sources by 2037.
Since November 2020, EGAT strives to complete the installation of the floating solar farm on a reservoir of the Sirindhorn dam, considered one of the largest hydroelectric locations in the country, with a power generation set at 45 megawatts.
The deployment of an energy management system will allow effortless migration between hydraulic and solar energy and vice versa on the basis of which more energy can be produced, being a hybrid system that Saleechan believes will allow the production continuous electricity.