Laos to build world’s largest hybrid floating solar power plant hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: AFP)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Lao Government and shareholders of Nam Theun 2 hydropower plant have agreed to develop Nam Theun 2-Solar, which is expected to become the world's largest hybrid floating solar project.

With an installed capacity of 240 megawatt peak (MWp), the plant will be built on a 3.2 surface area of the reservoir of Nam Theun 2.

According to the Lao media, the Lao Government and French energy supplier Electricité De Franc (EDF) recently signed an agreement to kick off the project in the central province of Khammuan.

The project developers, led by EDF in partnership with the Lao Holding State Enterprise (LHSE) and the Electricity Generating Public Company (EGCO) of Thailand, are planning to start construction in 2022 and begin operation of the plant in 2024./.