India’s largest floating solar power project commissioned in Telangana

Published : 02 Jul 2022 08:12 PM

Indi’s largest floating Solar Power Project is now fully operational at Ramagundam, Telangana.

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) declared Commercial Operation of the final part capacity of 20 MW out of 100 MW Ramagundam Floating Solar PV Project with effect from 00:00 hours of Friday, said the Ministry of Power.

With this, the total commercial operation of Floating Solar Capacity in the Southern Region has gone up to 217 MW. NTPC had earlier declared commercial operation of 92 MW Floating Solar at Kayamkulam (Kerala) and 25 MW Floating Solar at Simhadri (Andhra Pradesh).

The 100-MW Floating Solar project at Ramagundam has advanced technology as well as environment friendly features. Constructed at a cost of Rs. 423 crores through BHEL, the project is spread over 500 acres of its reservoir. It is divided into 40 blocks, each generating 2.5 MW. Each block consists of one floating platform and an array of 11,200 solar modules. The floating platform consists of one Inverter, Transformer, and a HT breaker. The solar modules are placed on floaters manufactured with HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) material, the Ministry of Power said.