Solar Cell Amidst the environmental crisis and rising energy demand, floating solar cells have become an innovation to watch. This innovation builds on conventional solar panels but instead installs them on the water surface. It aims to utilize water surface areas that are often left unused. This article delves into the information about floating solar cells, from their working principles and advantages to real-world application examples in Thailand.

Working principle of floating solar cells:

Floating solar cells work by using solar panels that convert sunlight into electrical energy. These solar panels are installed on floating pontoons, which are designed to support the weight and protect the solar panels from damage.

Advantages of floating solar cells:

  • Maximizes the use of water surface area: Over 30% of Thailand’s water surface area is left unused. Floating solar cells help transform these areas into clean energy sources.
  • Increased electricity generation efficiency: The cooler water temperature compared to air helps cool the solar panels, increasing electricity generation efficiency by 5-20%.
  • Increased clean energy sources: Floating solar cells help reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Reduces electricity production costs: In the long run, floating solar cells help reduce electricity production costs.
  • Environmentally friendly: Floating solar cells do not create noise or air pollution.

Examples of floating solar cell applications in Thailand:

  • Sirindhorn Dam Floating Solar Cell Project: A pilot project by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)
  • Has a generating capacity of 45 megawatts
  • 144,420 solar panels installed
  • On a water surface area of 450 rai
  • The world’s largest hybrid floating solar and hydropower system
  • Started commercial power supply on October 31, 2021
  • Open as a learning and study center
  • Developing the area inside the power plant into a new tourist destination

Floating Solar Cells: A Clean Energy Alternative for the Future

Floating solar cells have high potential to generate electricity for Thailand, helping reduce costs, protect the environment, and benefit communities. This innovation is therefore a crucial clean energy alternative for the future.

Additional points:

  • Floating solar cell technology is continuously developing.
  • The installation cost of floating solar cells is starting to decrease.
  • The government has a policy to support the use of renewable energy.
  • People are starting to pay attention to using clean energy.

Floating solar cells, a clean energy innovation to watch, have high potential to generate electricity for Thailand, help reduce costs, protect the environment, and benefit communities. This innovation is therefore a crucial clean energy alternative for the future.

IMI Industries offers comprehensive solar cell installation solutions for industrial plants:

  • System Design: Our team of engineers designs solar cell systems to suit the specific needs of the factory.
  • Installation: IMI Industries uses high-quality materials and equipment.
  • Maintenance: We offer after-sales service, maintenance, and system inspection.
  • Permit Application: IMI Industries provides application services for permits from relevant agencies.

Examples of work:

IMI Industries has extensive experience in installing solar cells for leading industrial plants. Examples of our work include:

  • Advanced Innovation Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Installed a 388.4 kWp solar cell system to reduce electricity costs.
  • BDMS Samithivej Sukhumvit Installed on the roof to improve energy efficiency.
  • Somchai Mechanic Co., Ltd. Installed a solar cell system to create a good image for the organization.

And many more industries

IMI Industries is committed to being a trusted partner in solar cell installation.

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