NTPC installs India’s largest Floating Solar Photo Voltaic plant

It has already started working on scaling up such type of system

GN Bureau | March 17, 2017


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NTPC has installed India’s largest Floating Solar Photo Voltaic Plant at Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Plant (RGCCPP) Kayamkulam, Kerala.
 
The 100 kWp Floating Solar PV plant was indigenously developed as a part of ‘Make In India’ initiative.
 
This floating platform has been indigenously developed by NETRA (NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance), the R&D arm of NTPC Ltd, in collaboration with Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology (CIPET), Chennai and patent has been applied.
 
The system was installed by Swelect Energy Systems Ltd, Chennai with support from NETRA & NTPC Kayamkulam station in a short span of 22 days. Such systems are fast emerging as an alternative to conventional ground mounted PV systems which are land intensive.
 
Installation potential of such type of systems in India is huge because of abundance of water bodies. Particularly in Kerala, due to availability of water bodies and lack of presence of enough land, this type of system has a great potential. NTPC has already started working on scaling up such type of system for MW scale installation.
 

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