India's largest floating solar plant commissioned in Telangana
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NTPC announced commercial operation of the last part of 20 MW capacity out of 100 MW Ramagundam Floating Solar PV Project at Ramagundam, Telangana from July 1.
With the commissioning of the 100 MW Solar PV Project at Ramagundam, the total commercial operation of floating solar capacity in the Southern Region increased to 217 MW.
Earlier, NTPC had announced commercial operation of 92 MW floating solar at Kayamkulam (Kerala) and 25 MW floating solar at Simhadri (Andhra Pradesh).
With this, the standalone installed and commercial capacity of NTPC has become 54,769.20 MW.
About the 100 MW Floating Solar Project
The 100 MW Floating Solar Project at Ramagundam is fitted with advanced technology and eco-friendly facilities.
The project is spread over 500 acres of its reservoir.
The project has been constructed as an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contract by BHEL with the help of Rs 423 crore.
It is divided into 40 blocks and each having 2.5 MW.
Each block consists of one floating platform and a formation of 11,200 solar modules.
The floating platform consists of an inverter, transformer and HT breaker.
With the presence of floating solar panels, the rate of evaporation from water bodies is reduced, which helps in water conservation.
About 32.5 lakh cubic meters of water can be saved from evaporation every year.
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