Biggest Floating Solar Power Plant in India

The power plant is designed in such a way that it can withstand strong waves and floods while continuing to generate electricity.

Biggest Floating Solar Power Plant in India

03 April 2021 Current Affairs:India’s largest floating solar power plant will be built in Ramagundam, Telangana. The solar power plant has a capacity of 100 megawatts. It is expected to open in May 2021.
Highlights:
♦ The solar power plant is being built in the reservoir of Ramagundam Thermal Power Plant. The solar power plant will be built on 450 acres of the reservoir.
♦ The project was commissioned by NTPC (National Thermal Power Company). NTPC’s goal is to reduce the carbon footprint through the solar power plant and increase the output of green energy to 30% of its production capacity.
♦ The cost of the project is estimated to be 4.23 billion rupees. The power plant will have 450,000 photovoltaic panels.
♦ India is building the world’s largest solar power plant on the Omkar Eshwar Dam on the Narmada River in Madhya Pradesh. The cost of the solar power plant project is estimated to be Rs 30 crore. The project is expected to start generating electricity in 2022-23.
♦ When the water level of the dam is low, the panels of the solar power plant can adjust its position. The World Bank, Power Grid and International Finance Corporation are providing financial assistance for the project.
♦ The power plant is designed in such a way that it can withstand strong waves and floods while continuing to generate electricity.
♦ India’s first floating solar power plant was installed in Kolkata in 2014. Currently, India’s largest floating solar power plant is located in the Banasura Sagar Reservoir in Wayanad, Kerala. The plant has a capacity of 500 kilowatts.
 

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