March 13

Hydro-Solar Hybrid Starts Commercial Operations in Thailand

By Patrick Jowett

EGAT has confirmed that a 24 MW floating hydro-solar hybrid project, located at Ubol Ratana Dam in Khon Kaen province in northeastern Thailand, has started commercial operation.

The hydro-solar hybrid project integrates solar energy, hydropower and a battery energy storage system (BESS). It harnesses solar energy in the day and hydropower at night, while the BESS allows continued electricity generation during the transition between the two. EGAT said an energy management system and weather forecast system have been incorporated to enhance stability of the electricity generation system.

Photo courtesy of Slimdandy.

Source: PV Magazine (link opens in a new window)

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