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NTPC Simhadri commissions 10 MW floating solar power project

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NTPC Simhadri commissions 10 MW floating solar power project

National Thermal Power Corporation’s (NTPC) Simhadri Super Thermal Power Plant, Visakhapatnam has commissioned a 10 MW floating solar plant, which is part of the 25 MW plant.

It is India’s largest floating installation to date, and it is also regarded as an engineering marvel because of its unique anchoring and mooring techniques. The project was given to BHEL on EPC basis in the year 2019 with a cost of 110 Crores and with a completion period of 15 months.

Electricity generation is one of the most significant contributors to global climate change. Coal, nuclear power, and other nonrenewable energy sources provide the majority of the county’s electricity. Thus, the use of these resources to generate energy has certainly a negative influence on the environment.

What is floating solar?

  • Floating solar is also known as floating photovoltaics (FPV) or floatovoltaics. A new alternative has been used quite frequently in the solar industry, which is floating solar.
  • The solar array floats above a waterbody or a reservoir in which solar panels must be attached to a buoyant structure.
  • Usually, the floating solar installations are most likely to be located in a lake, basin or man-made water bodies, such as reservoirs.
Published date : 13 Jul 2021 05:44PM

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