New check-in point at Sirindhorn Dam The largest floating solar in the world
EGAT moves forward with floating solar cells at Sirindhorn Dam, starting to supply electricity in Oct. Pin a new check-in point for tourists in the beginning of the year ’65
Mr. Prasertsak Choengchawano, Deputy Governor of Power Plant Development and Renewable Energy Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) revealed that the Sirindhorn dam hybrid floating solar power plant With a capacity of 45 megawatts, all 7 sets of solar panels and buoys have been installed in the Sirindhorn Dam, ready to install concrete buoys of the underwater anchor system and the construction of the switchgear building has been completed. By preparing to test parallel generators to the grid for the first time on July 30, it is expected to be able to supply electricity to the system for commercial use. Available in this Oct.
It also accelerates the creation of Nature Walkway or Nature Walkway to be a check-in point and a new major attraction. Ubon Ratchathani Province A bird’s eye view of the world’s largest hybrid floating solar cell can be seen up close. is in the process of adjusting the landscape around the area
including the construction of a multi-purpose building to provide tourists with information before walking Prepared to open to the public to visit in January. 2022 is expected to help reinforce the tourism business of the province to be active. Help generate income for the community in another way. During the construction period, EGAT hired tour operators, boats and jet skis from surrounding communities to use in the construction work. including renting a raft to provide accommodation for workers This helps generate income for the community during the drop in tourists due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The value of employment is over 30 million baht, which can stimulate the overall economy of the province very well.
for the Sirindhorn Dam Hybrid Floating Solar Power Plant It is a floating photovoltaic plant that is a hybrid with hydropower from a dam. the largest in the world can produce electricity from clean energy together between “Solar energy” and “hydro power” install solar panels on buoys and various equipment using the water surface area of approximately 450 rai, accounting for less than 1% of the water surface area of the reservoir. Use a double glass solar panel that can withstand high humidity well. No contaminants enter the water source. reduces emissions greenhouse gas (CO2) about 47,000 tons / year, which helps to solve the problem of global warming
EGAT is also preparing to develop hybrid floating solar cells in many EGAT dam areas across the country continuously. The total production capacity is 2,725 megawatts, with more than 5,000 megawatts under consideration.