Thailand is planning to build the largest floating solar farms in the world, aiming at boosting the country’s production of renewable Energy. The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is scheduled to launch 16 solar farms that will have a combined capacity of more than 2.7 gigawatts by 2037. EGAT declared that, once these projects will be completed, floating solar will account for one tenth of Thailand’s clean Energy sources.
The bidding for the first floating solar project will begin in two months and will be open to international companies. The first 45 megawatt farm at Sirindhorn Dam in northeast Thailand will have a budget set at USD 63 million, and it is expected that the farm will come online in 2020.
Thailand has been moving towards generating more electricity from renewable sources. The country has set the goal that renewable Energy will make up 27% of overall capacity by 2037, according to its latest power development plan.
(Sources: The Bangkok Post; Energy Live News)