Harnessing the power of the Sun through floating solar plants

News Today 15.07.2022

India’s largest floating solar power project, spanning over 600 acres, is now fully operational at Ramagundam in Peddapalli district of Telangana. The 100-megawatt (MW) project formally went on stream after the state-run National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) declared that the last 20 MW capacity part was ready for commercial operation on July 1. In recent years, floating solar power plants have become part of India’s plans to achieve a national target of 100 GW solar capacity by 2022. According to a 2020 study by think tank The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), reservoirs cover 18,000 square kilometres in India and can generate 280 GW through floating solar panels. (Read More)

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