India's Largest Floating Solar Power Project

  Mar 05, 2024

India's Largest Floating Solar Power Project

What is the capacity of India's largest floating solar power project?

The largest floating solar power project in India has a capacity of 100 MW.
Where is India's largest floating solar power project located?

It is located at NTPC-Ramagundam in Telangana.
What is the total commercial operation of floating solar capacity in the Southern Region of India as of the project's commissioning?

Following the project's commissioning, the total commercial operation of floating solar capacity in the Southern Region rose to 217 MW.
What are the components of the 100 MW Floating Solar project at Ramagundam?

The project is divided into 40 blocks, each having a 2.5 MW capacity, consisting of one floating platform and an array of 11,200 solar modules, along with an inverter, transformer, and a HT breaker, all placed on floaters manufactured with HDPE material.
How is the floating system of the solar project anchored?

The floating system is anchored through special HMPE ropes to dead weights placed in the balancing reservoir bed.
How is power evacuated from the floating solar project?

Power is evacuated up to the existing switchyard through 33KV underground cables.
What unique feature does this floating solar project have regarding its electrical equipment?

All electrical equipment, including the inverter, transformer, HT panel, and SCADA, are on floating ferro cement platforms, making it unique.
What environmental benefits does the floating solar project offer?

The project helps in water conservation by reducing evaporation from the water body, improves the efficiency and generation of solar modules by maintaining their ambient temperature through the water body, and helps in avoiding coal consumption and CO2 emissions.
How much water evaporation can be avoided annually with this project?

Approximately 32.5 lakh cubic meters of water evaporation can be avoided per year due to the presence of floating solar panels.
What is the financial implication and who constructed the project?

The project was constructed with a financial implication of Rs. 423 crores through M/s BHEL under an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contract.


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