BayWa r.e. introduces 2.83-MW floating solar farm in Thailand

Apr 19, 2022 04:58 PM ET
  • German renewables business Baywa r.e. AG introduced today that it has mounted its first floating solar farm in Thailand to provide 2.83 MW for a residential corporate customer.
BayWa r.e. introduces 2.83-MW floating solar farm in Thailand
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Baywa r.e. set up 6,900 bifacial PV modules on two ponds in the Thai district of Ubon Ratchathani, as well as fixed them on two sort of floating platform modern technologies. One makes use of a pure pontoon modern technology, while the other was released with a pontoon as well as metal assistance structure floating technology, the German programmer said.

The so-called "floatovoltaic" establish reached commercial operation date in early 2022. The panels are expected to create some 4,440 MWh of electricity in the very first year of procedure.

The floating plant runs under a business power acquisition agreement (PPA) with Ubon Bio Ethanol PCL (BKK: UBE), a Thai supplier and representative of refined cassava products, including ethanol. According to Baywa r.e, this would be the very first company PPA for a floating solar platform in Thailand.

At present, UBE produces over 10 MWh of power from renewable resources and makes every effort to run 100% on green energy, UBE CEO Sureeyot Khowsurat stated in a declaration.

For Baywa r.e., the UBE plant is its first floating solar project outside Europe and the initial one in Asia Pacific.

" This project with UBE in Ubon Ratchathani establishes the stage for more floating solar chances not just in Thailand yet beyond for BayWa r.e.," commented Daniel Gaefke, APAC Director, BayWa r.e. "Several nations as well as cities in Asia face issues with land scarcity and also therefore, we are constantly taking a look at ingenious and also brand-new methods to adapt, supplying services that work locally driven not just at the government level, yet additionally matched by private sector led campaigns."

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