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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