This is the largest FLOATING SOLAR farm in the world (PHOTO / VIDEO)

This is the largest FLOATING SOLAR farm in the world (PHOTO / VIDEO)

The largest floating solar farm in the world has started operating in Thailand. The farm was built on the Sirindhorn Dam, which is located on the Thai river Lam Dom Noi.

The dam has a capacity to generate 45 MW of energy thanks to its solar panels, and this information comes at a time when it is Thailand has begun to make progress in achieving carbon neutrality targets.

Thailand produces 114,000 GW of energy using natural gas, while renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and water provide less than 10 percent of the population’s needs. The rest was obtained using coal.

The largest floating solar farm in the world was opened as the first step in changing the situation.

The farm has seven large panels of photovoltaic cells that are placed at an angle to the platform. This allows sunlight to pass through to the water without affecting the underwater environment.

The size of the farm corresponds to the size of 70 football fields with 145,000 panels made of environmentally friendly materials so as not to disturb the environment of the tank. The water surface will help keep the panels from overheating, and make them up to 15 percent more efficient than those installed on land.

The construction of the solar farm cost 34 million euros, and its output power is 45 MW. The designers also included three turbines that can be submerged in water and generate energy when there is no sunlight or when the demand for energy is high.

The energy management system (EMS) is used based on weather forecasting system data to ensure the stability of energy generation.

Currently, 15 similar projects are planned, which will increase energy collection capacity by 2,725 MW.

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