The first large-scale floating solar power facility in Thailand, with a capacity of 12.5 MW, has started supplying power to the grid. As the first large-scale floating photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Thailand, the completion of the project is of great significance to the development of local renewable energy.
The plant is constructed on an industrial reservoir, and its generated electricity is delivered to customer’s manufacturing base via underground cables. The plant will become a solar park open to the general public, with a focus on promoting the development of renewable energy in Thailand.
Compared with traditional PV power plants, floating PV power plants are capable to effectively increase power generation efficiency and prevent degradation by decreasing the usage of land, boosting unobstructed sunlight exposure, and lowering module and cable temperatures.
The solar modules were provided by China-based JA Solar Technology Co Ltd. JA Solar equipped the facility with its bifacial double-glass modules based on the Passivated Emitter Rear Cell (PERC) technology. Jin Baofang, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of JA Solar, commented, “JA Solar will continue to focus on technological innovation and product quality while meeting the diverse needs of our global customers and promoting the development of renewable energy on a global scale.”