India's Reservoirs Can Generate 280 GW Power through Floating Solar: TERI

Feb 19, 2020 10:32 AM ET
  • India's tanks have 18,000 sq. kilometres of location with the possible to create 280 GW of solar energy via floating solar photovoltaics (FSPVs) plants, according to a brand-new research study by The Energy and also Resources Institute (TERI), a power as well as setting brain trust.
India's Reservoirs Can Generate 280 GW Power through Floating Solar: TERI

TERI's brand-new record labelled 'Floating Solar Photovoltaic (FSPV): A Third Pillar to Solar PV Sector?' was launched throughout the lately held World Sustainable Development Summit 2020.

The record determined the possibility for FSPVs, or 'floatovoltaics', on the basis of 30 percent of water surface of the nation's tool as well as huge tanks.

The searchings for of the record specified that, Maharashtra has the biggest capacity and also can create upto 57,891 MW of power with solar PV installments on 3,173 sq. kilometres. of water surface in storage tanks.

Discussing the record searchings for, Dr Ashvini Kumar, Senior Director, Renewable Energy Technologies at TERI, claimed "this record is an exceptional campaign opening choices for solar capability enhancements. Initial information evaluation shows a significant capacity of 280 GW with a specific protection of water surface. Maharashtra, Karnataka and also Madhya Pradesh are the leading 3 states in regards to possibility for installments of FSPV."

Presently, ground-based setups create 93.1 percent of the nation's grid-connected solar PV industry. The installment expense of utility-scale solar PV in the nation has actually lowered by 84 percent in between 2010 and also 2018, making India the nation with the most affordable setup expense for utility range solar PVs.

Nevertheless, solar PV release is rather land extensive and also scaling up projects call for big pieces of adjoining land parcels, which has its very own collection of obstacles. In order to maintain the rate of growth compatible with India's nationwide targets for solar capability enhancements, options such as floating solar demand to be discovered and also developed.

It is approximated that the international yearly capability enhancement from floating solar might increase from the 1.314 GWp in 2018 to 4.6 GWp by 2022.

Presently, China is the prominent worldwide market complied with by Japan as well as South Korea for floating solar, the research study pointed out.

It even more included that, India likewise has extremely intense leads to create FSPV projects as a result of accessibility of big water bodies in the nation.

"Floating Solar PV could be a possible alternative for speeding up solar energy implementation in the nation, which would eventually assist in accomplishing NDC objectives. It is time to seek bringing a helpful plan structure to urge touching this possibility," stated Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General of TERI.

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