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EGAT plans world’s largest floating solar farm

  • 2 months ago (2021-01-25)
  • David Flin
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The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) plans to start operating a 45 MW floating solar farm in Ubon Ratchathani in June this year. EGAT claims that this will be the largest such plant in the world on completion. EGAT signed a contract with B.Grimm Power , which will serve as an EPC firm to develop PV panels worth $28 million on Sirindhorn Dam.

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The facility was originally scheduled for operation in December last year, but the launch was postponed due to the covid-19 pandemic.

Chatchai Mawong, Director for Hydro and Renewable Energy Power Plant Design for EGAT, said that construction was currently 82 per cent complete.

The floating solar farm is designed to be a hybrid system, working in tandem with 36 MW of hydropower generation.