India has opened a floating solar power plant in Kerala. The plant has been constructed on Banasura Sagar reservoir in Wayanad, Kerala and is largest floating solar power plant of India.
Capacity and Features of first floating solar power Plant of India:
The solar power plant has the capacity of 500 kWp (kilowatt peak) and is under the Kerala state electricity board (KSEB). It floats on 1.25 acres water surface of the reservoir. It is made up with 1,938 solar panels. All solar panels have been installed on 18 ferro cement floaters with hollow insides.
The total cost for setting up this solar power plant of India is around Rs 9.25 crore. It has been fitted with A 500 KVA (Kilo volt ampere) transformer, 17 inverters, a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system to control and monitor power generation and an anchoring system.
The substation has also been setup on the reservoir itself which will covert the output into 11kV and is very safe from economic point of view.