Thailand: more than 140,000 photovoltaic panels installed on the water

Thailand: more than 140,000 photovoltaic panels installed on the water

Thailand has chosen to install more than 140,000 photovoltaic panels on the water. This technology of floating panels would be more efficient than those installed on land.

Thailand: more than 140,000 photovoltaic panels installed on the water

This is the new sun temple in Thailand: thousands upon thousands of photovoltaic panels float on the water. 144,417 very precisely. It is one of the largest hydro-solar power plants in the world with 700,000 square meters, the equivalent of 100 football fields on the waters of an electric dam. In a few weeks, it will provide electricity to 100,000 people, more than the population of a city like Avignon. For Thailand, floating solar power is the energy of tomorrow.

More efficient floating panels

According to the Thai power company, these floating panels are much more efficient than solar panels on land, which lose some of their performance when the temperature reaches over 40 degrees. The water cools the temperature of the panels. In addition, the panels are kept away from dust, which often acts as a parasitic screen on solar panels installed on land. The power station is installed on an artificial lake created by a dam.