Thailand’s Largest Floating PV Plant Supplied by Sungrow Comes Online
Sirindhorn Dam in Ubon Ratchathani
Sungrow, a leading inverter solution supplier for renewables, has supplied both PV inverter solutions and floating solutions to Thailand’s largest hydro-floating PV plant, fuelling the national transition to a lower carbon economy, said the company in a statement.
The plant, occupying an area of 121 hectares, is located on the surface of a dam in the northeast province of Ubon Ratchathani and was grid-connected in September 2021. It reaches a 58.5MW capacity.
Sungrow supplied the SG3400HV PV inverter solution which reaches a level C5 of anti-corrosion. Coming together with the combining box of protection level IP67, the solution proves resilient in the harsh reservoir conditions, said the firm. Optimized for large-scale PV plants, the solution provides high yields with a maximum inverter efficiency of 99%, added Sungrow.
Furthermore, the solution ensures low transportation and installation cost due to its standard container design. It relies on integrated zone monitoring for online analysis and troubleshooting.
In addition, Sungrow delivered the floating PV system solution including the floating body. The certified products meet the high standards of water quality and international requirements, claimed the firm. Sungrow guarantees a minimal negative effect on the lake’s flora and fauna due to a removable small construction platform.
Other floating PV plants Sungrow supplied in Thailand include a 12.5MW floating PV plant in the industrial reservoir in the Rayong province and four floating PV plants totaling 15MW in the Suphanburi province. “As the world’s leading floating PV system supplier, Sungrow remains the No.1 market share leader for three consecutive years,” said the company.
Thailand has previously relied on coal for electricity; yet, the country is ambitious to draw 35% of its energy from non-fossil fuel sources by 2037, according to the updated power development plan (PDP 2018-2037). “Given a comprehensive and professional local team and robust delivery capacity despite the pandemic, Sungrow is poised to continue offering cutting-edge product portfolios to facilitate Thailand’s renewable energy transition,” added the firm.