Odisha intends to create 500 MW floating solar

Mar 18, 2020 03:11 PM ET
  • The state has a total possibility of producing 17,755 MW of power from floating solar over 877 sq.km of water area in its tanks.
Odisha intends to create 500 MW floating solar
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The federal government of Odisha prepares to create around 500 MW of floating solar energy plants on different tanks in the state in cooperation with National Hydroelectric Power Corporation, shared power preacher R.K. Singh in Parliament just recently.

Especially, Odisha has the possibility of producing 17,755 MW of electrical energy from floating solar over 877 sq.km of water area in its tanks, according to a record by sustainability thinktank The Energy as well as Resources Institute (TERI).

The state, which has actually mounted 521.69 MW of renewable resource ability (consisting of 397.84 MW from solar) as on February 29, likewise intends to create around 358 MW of ground installed capability under various projects-- the preacher included.

The suggested ground-mounted projects consist of 275 MW Solar Park in Sambalpur and also Boudh areas via Green Energy Development Corporation of Odisha Limited (GEDCOL), 8 MW on excess lands readily available in Baripada, Jayanagar and also New Bolangir EHV sub-stations of Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited and also Mukhiguda & Manmunda power home of Odisha Hydro Power Corporation and also GEDCOL, and also advancing capability of 75 MW at Boudh, Bargarh as well as Balangir areas (each 25 MW ability).

Additionally, the Odisha federal government prepares to establish 19 MW of grid-connected roof solar projects on federal government structures in 17 cities of the state with GEDCOL.

Total India possibility

TERI's record has actually determined India's water tanks have 18,000 sq. kilometres of location with the possible to host 280 GW of floating solar energy generation capability.

The record computed the floating solar capacity on the basis of 30% of the water surface of the nation's tool as well as huge tanks.

The record gives state-wise floating solar capacity in the form of an online interactive device called India Floating Solar PV-Tool, which has actually likewise been established under this research.

According to the device, the best prospective hinge on Maharashtra, where 57,891 MW of power can be produced from floating solar over 3173 sq. kilometres of water surface in storage tanks.

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