India’s largest floating solar power plant opens in Kerala
4 months ago Rishita Raj 1
India’s largest floating solar power plant became operational at Banasura Sagar dam in Wayanad, Kerala inaugurated by Electricity Minister of Kerala Mr. MM Mani.It is a good example of technology boost in India. It floats on the surface of 1.25 acres of water surface has a capacity of 500 kilowatts. The solar plant has 1,938 solar panels which have been installed on 18 Ferro cement floaters with hollow insides.The plant has been set up by KSEB and NTPC at a cost of Rs 9.25 crore.
It will generate seven lakh units of power in a year, which gives a sense of a very good accomplishment in providing lights in villages and also a crucial step in overall development.The floating solar power plant has a very good efficiency as compared to old conventional power plants because of moderating effect of water bodies on the temperature of the solar panel.
The floating panel accumulates a very less concentration of dust which increases its performance.It consists of 1,938 solar panels with a capacity of 260 watts, a 500 kilovolt-ampere (KVA) transformer, and 17 inverters. In last few years, India has made a very good progress in providing electricity using renewable resources.