Located over the surface of a dam, in the northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand’s largest floating photovoltaic (PV) farm has been commissioned. Earlier this month, the 58.5 MV PV farm was connected to grid.
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The inverter and floating solutions for the 121 hectare floating PV farm was delivered by Sungrow. The SG3400HV PV inverter solution delivered by the company can reportedly reach level C5 of anti-corrosion.
The solution is optimized for large-scale PV farms, and can provide high yields with a maximum PV inverter efficiency of 99%, said the company. Low transportation and installation costs are further ensured, thanks to its standard container design. It relies on integrated zone monitoring for the purpose of online analysis and troubleshooting.
The floating PV system solution too, was delivered by Sungrow, which includes the floating body. The company clarified that the products have negligible negative effects on the flora and fauna of the lake, owing to a small removable construction platform.
The Southeast Asian country of Thailand has set a goal to draw approximately 35% of its energy from non-fossil fuel sources by the year 2037, according to the Power Development Plan (PDP) 2018-2037. The country previously relied completely on coal, for the production of electricity.