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🌞 Thailand's Bold Step: The World's Largest Hydro-Floating Solar Farm 🌊

🇹🇭🌴Situated in the tropical region, Thailand basks in an abundance of solar power, leading in renewable energy in South East Asia, courtesy of its solar heat gain. Since 2021, the nation has launched the world's largest floating solar farm (15 more to come). So, how's it been going, and what's next? Let's dive in.
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The Sirindhorn Solar-Hydro Hybrid Farm, nestled within the Sirindhorn Dam in the Ubon Ratchatani province, is the canvas for 145,000 solar panels sprawled across the reservoir equivalent to 70 football fields (720,000 square meters). This initiative slashes the kingdom’s carbon emissions by a staggering 47,000 tonnes annually, propelling Thailand towards its carbon-neutral ambitious goal.
With a hybrid design, the solar farm capitalizes on the flows of nature to maximize energy production.
☀️ In the morning, it harnesses solar power🌠 In the evening, hydro power takes the stage
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This endeavor emphasizes Thailand's unwavering commitment to clean energy and the reduction of fossil fuel dependency. However, despite the applause, concerns regarding environmental impacts linger. Critics question how typhoons might impact energy generation, drawing parallels to debates from the dam's original construction. Delicate aquatic ecosystems and underwater life hold utmost importance, especially when relying on sunlight. The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has confirmed that the panels are designed to permit light penetration, ensuring an environmentally friendly approach to energy production beneath the water's surface. The floating material made by HDPE - UV Stabilizer that can last 25 years.
Besides its energy production, this initiative can serve as both a tourist attraction and an educational hub for the public to learn more about renewable energy.
A nature  walk way over the  Sirindhorn Dam
A nature walk way over the Sirindhorn Dam

Energy is everywhere, from the land to the dam and now the rooftops!
Thailand also hosts the world's largest rooftop solar installation at the Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) factory, which manufactures Falken tires for Europe. Equivalent to 18 football fields, this project is spearheaded by Kansai Electric Power Co. in Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). It's expected to cut annual CO2 emissions by a substantial 38,000 tonnes².
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In the near future, EGAT will allocate an additional 300 billion Thai Baht to renewable energy projects, and there are plans to introduce 15 new hydro-floating solar panels.
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But all in all, It's not about the size!
It's the collective momentum towards change that truly matters.
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  • Videlis Eddie

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    Great initiative

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    • Komu Daniel

      43 w

      This is an amazing initiative

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      • We Don't Have Time

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        • Christina Carlmark

          43 w

          How big share of Thailand’s energy comes from renewables?

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          • Christina Carlmark

            43 w

            This is an excellent initiative.

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            • Kevin

              43 w

              A superb initiative

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              • hilda Wangui

                43 w

                Great initiative

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                • Jengaj John

                  43 w

                  Best of the best initiative.

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                  • johnte ndeto

                    43 w

                    The aim is to enhance Thailand’s power system security, reduce greenhouse gas emissions of around 47,000 tons/year, and provide clean energy to help mitigate global warming.

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                    • mercy nduta

                      43 w

                      It's a great milestone step.

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                      • Jane Wangui

                        43 w

                        @mercy_nduta_984 i agree with this kind of progress we are bound to succeed in this fight.

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                      • Elizabeth Gathigia

                        43 w

                        An amazing initiative

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