MASSIVE FLOATING HYBRID SOLAR POWER PLANT ABOUT TO BE OPERATIONAL

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) reports that the largest floating hybrid solar power plant in the world, on Sirindhorn Reservoir in Ubon Ratchathani province, with a capacity of 45 megawatts, will start operating from October this year.

MASSIVE FLOATING HYBRID SOLAR POWER PLANT ABOUT TO BE OPERATIONAL

EGAT governor Boonyanit Wongrukmit said the plant will help generate electricity from a renewable energy source for a longer time.

The plant generates electricity from solar cells during the day and from the hydroelectric power plant at night, using batteries which store the electricity generated during the day. It is also the best use of the existing resources at the dam, such as power transmission lines and high-voltage power stations, and reduces the cost of electricity.

MASSIVE FLOATING HYBRID SOLAR POWER PLANT ABOUT TO BE OPERATIONAL

Under the 2018 National Power Development Plan, Egat is committed to building more floating solar farms on all nine of its dams nationwide over the next 20 years, with combined capacity of 2,725MW.

It is also planning to adopt a modern energy management and energy storage systems, crucial to store electricity produced by solar panels.