Globe's Largest Hydro-Floating Solar Farm Goes Stay In Thailand

Nov 9, 2021 12:36 PM ET
  • A floating solar farm that's equivalent to around 70 soccer areas in size has started producing power in Thailand, reflecting the nation's press to attain carbon neutral status by 2050.

The facility in Sirindhorn tank, concerning 660 kilometers (410 miles) east of the resources city Bangkok, is the globe's largest hydro-floating solar hybrid system, which incorporates 2 approaches of electrical power generation, according to state-run Electrical energy Getting Authority of Thailand. While 145,000 solar panels harness power from the sunlight during the day, 3 turbines convert energy from flowing water during the night.

The $34 million solar farm, which signed up with the grid on Oct. 31, is the first of 16 projects planned in vital Thai storage tanks, with an incorporated capacity of 2.7 gigawatts. It's part of the country's push for even more renewable resource resources to decrease its reliance on natural gas, which is currently the biggest resource for electrical energy generation.

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Thiland will reach carbon neutrality by 2050, ahead of the earlier target of 2065, Head Of State Prayuth Chan-Ocha promised previously this month at the United Nations Climate Change Conference. The nation has actually established an objective to reduce all greenhouse-gas exhausts to net no by 2065. Gas accounted for nearly two-thirds of Thailand's power generation in 2015, while wind, solar and also hydropower incorporated for less than 10%, according to BloombergNEF.

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