Tata Power Solar commissions India's 'largest' floating PV project

Jun 27, 2022 07:14 PM ET
  • Tata Power Solar Systems stated it has actually commissioned India's biggest floating PV plant, a 101.6 MWp project in the southern state of Kerala.
Tata Power Solar commissions India's 'largest' floating PV project
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Released on 350 acres of bayous, the project features a 5MW floating inverter platform as well as is anchored to the waterbed utilizing 134 pile foundations bored to a depth of 20 meters.

Tata Power Solar Systems, an entirely owned subsidiary of utility Tata Power, stated it faced variable water midsts, high sea tides as well as water salinity concerns during the project's building and construction.

With a group of 350 people working with building, the firm constructed a scaffolding platform on the water body, while the range was lugged right into location over 3km, exposing the solar modules to high winds.

A power acquisition arrangement is currently in place, with all power generation from the plant to be made use of by the Kerala State Electricity Board.

The project is additionally among the initial by Tata Power Solar to be kept an eye on by round-the-clock video surveillance for security and malfunction detections.

"This project reinforces Tata Power Solar's commitment to leading India's shift towards a greener future," claimed Ashish Khanna, president at Tata Power Renewables.

Asia is readied to lead in the deployment of floating solar projects globally, according to consultancy Fitch Solutions, which stated in a report released in March that markets with accessibility to hydropower will certainly look to floating PV as a means to balance out an absence of hydropower during dry seasons.

India's state-owned National Hydroelectric Power Corporation has created a joint venture with the Green Energy Development Corporation of Odisha for the development of 500MW of floating solar projects in the eastern state of Odisha.

The Kerala project's commissioning comes after another Tata Power subsidiary, Tata Power Renewables Energy, just recently completed a 300MW solar project in Gujarat, India which it asserted is India's biggest single-axis solar tracker system.

Tata Power Solar has because secured a 1GW EPC order for a ground-mount solar project in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

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