Khlong Chong Klum Solar Power Plant

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Location Watthana Nakhon District, Sa Kaeo Province

Generating Capacity 20 kW

Background
         After the pilot project of solar cell installation in EGAT provincial sites yielded the satisfying results, and the progression of solar cell technology was expected to reduce its cost in the near future, EGAT decided to develop the commercial scale of solar power. EGAT chose the site of Khlong Chong Klum Hydropower Plant to install 20 kW solar cells in 1986 with the plan to test a hybrid system of solar and hydropower as there is an existing small 20 kW hydropower generator in the site. In 1988, the Khlong Chong Klum Solar Power Plant was connected to the distribution system of Provincial Electricity Authority.