Thailand’s Department Of Alternative Energy Plans To Construct Floating Solar Farms On Reservoirs

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The Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DAEDE) has announced plans to construct floating solar farms on nine reservoirs, with the goal of generating approximately 63.43 megawatts of electricity by 2030.


DAEDE is actively seeking state funding for the project and will subsequently conduct environmental impact studies and seek approval from the Energy Regulatory Commission Office.

If approved, construction could commence around 2025. The floating solar farm initiative aligns with the national electricity development plan for 2018-2037 and contributes to the government’s objective of reducing carbon emissions and increasing the proportion of clean energy in the overall energy mix.


Additionally, the project aims to facilitate power generation from smaller reservoirs for community use.

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