India’s Largest Floating Solar Power Project After Kayamkulam

On Friday, NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation) announced the opening of India’s largest floating solar power project. Now, the project is fully operational. NTPC also shared the capacity of the commercial operation that 20 MW out of 100 MW. Ramagundam Floating Solar PV Project located at Ramagundam, Telangana effective from today. Now, the availability of the 100-MW Solar PV Project at Ramagundam, the full commercial operation of floating solar power in the southern region has increased to 217 MW.

Before Ramagundam, NTPC had started the commercial operation of 92 MW Floating Solar at Kayamkulam (Kerala). It has an efficiency of 25 MW Floating Solar located at Simhadri (Andhra Pradesh). With the new opening, the standalone fixed and commercial ability of NTPC has turned 54,769.20 MW, while the group fixed and commercial power is 69,134.20 MW.

According to the Ministry of Power in their official statement, “this innovative floating solar project started at Ramagundam has been equipped with all advanced technology and environment-friendly features. Made with a fiscal suggestion of Rs 423 crores through BHEL as EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) contract, more than 500 acres are available for the project of its reservoir. Separated into 40 blocks, each possesses 2.5 MW”.

Additionally, each block adds a floating platform and a structure of 11,200 solar modules. The floating platform includes one Transformer, Inverter, and HT breaker. The entire module of the unit has been placed on floaters made with HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene material).

The Ministry added ‘A special HMPE is being used in the floating system is being tied down through, a High Modulus Polyethylene rope joined to the dead weights positioned in the balancing pool bed. The power is being evacuated to the existing switch yard with the help of underground cables. With the existence of the floating solar panels, the evaporation speed from water bodies, in turn, is reduced, thus liking toward water preservation.”