Tata Power completes 102-MWp floating solar park in India
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Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd on Saturday said it has commissioned a 101.6-MWp solar power plant, described as India’s largest floating solar power project.
The facility is located in Kayamkulam, in the backwaters of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala.
The subsidiary of Indian power company Tata Power Co Ltd (BOM:500400) said it completed the installation within the stipulated period in spite of facing challenges such as variable water depths, high sea tides and severe water salinity. Works involved towing floats and solar panels for 3 km (1.9 miles) on a sea-linked national waterway.
The power generated will be purchased by Kerela State Electricity Board (KSEB).
Separately, Indian government-run energy company NTPC Ltd (BOM:532555) said the commissioning of India’s largest floating solar photovoltaic (PV) project on the reservoir of Kayamkulam gas power station has increased its installed renewable energy capacity to over 2 GW.