Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned India’s largest floating Solar PV plant rated at 100 MW at NTPC Ramagundam in Telangana
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned India’s largest floating Solar PV plant rated at 100 MW at NTPC Ramagundam in Telangana. The plant is installed across the natural raw water reservoir, saving valuable land resources and also conserving water by reducing evaporation.
This comes close on the heels of a similar achievement by another state-run power company NTPC. The Company announced on Friday (01 July) that its 100 megawatts (MW) floating solar photovoltaic plant in Telangana is fully operational.
With innovatively engineered layouts and arrangements for the solar PV modules, electricals and floaters, the plant will maintain the aquatic ecosystem while producing clean power. All major components of the solar plant – viz. solar PV modules, floaters, biodegradable natural ester oil-filled inverter-duty transformers, switchgear, SCADA and cables are indigenous, contributing to the Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ mission.
With this, BHEL has achieved the unique distinction of commissioning three floating solar projects – 25 MW at NTPC Simhadri, 22 MW at NTPC Kayamkulam and 100 MW at NTPC Ramagundam – in the last ten months. Each of them is unique regarding its engineering and execution features.
BHEL is the leading EPC player in the floating solar segment in the country. 152 MW of capacity has been commissioned so far, delivering plants on all kinds of water bodies – natural reservoirs, man-made reservoirs and saline back-water kayals. BHEL’s in-house capability for end-to-end engineering and execution of floating solar projects is supported by its dedicated and committed engineering and project teams, which have made this feat possible, a company press release said.