Floating solar power plants: An idea whose time has come


Floating solar power plants: An idea whose time has come

Asian utilities and developers are increasingly interested in constructing renewable energy plants that can be integrated into existing power grids or function as standalone facilities in the pursuit for universal electrification. One such area that is finding interest is floating solar systems.

State-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has announced plans to build its largest floating solar farms (325-MW) at Sirikit Dam in northern Thailand. Singapore has announced its largest offshore floating solar panel system.

When operational in 2019, the solar panel platform is anticipated to generate over 6,000 MWh of renewable energy annually. The project is supported by Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB). Read  More

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