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India's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant in Kerala to Start Operations Today

Constructed by the Thiruvananthapuram-based Ad tech Systems, the plant will generate seven lakh units of power in a year. The private firm has also offered to provide two-years of free maintenance work at the plant.

Rounak Kumar Gunjan | News18.com@Rounak_T

Updated:December 4, 2017, 8:37 AM IST
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India's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant in Kerala to Start Operations Today
The total cost of the Banasura Sagar dam project is Rs. 9.25 crore.
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New Delhi: The largest-ever floating solar power plant in India will be operational in Kerala on Monday.

State power minister MM Mani will inaugurate the plant at the Banasura Sagar dam in Wayanad at 3pm.

"The solar power plant that floats on the surface of water has a capacity of 500 kilowatts (KW). This is the country's largest floating solar plant," the official release issued by Kerala State Electricity Board read.

The solar plant consists of 1,938 solar panels with a capacity of 260 watts, a 500 kilo volt ampere (KVA) transformer and 17 inverters.

"The unique feature of this plant is the anchoring mechanism used by the overwhelming technology to maintain the plant with the alteration of the water level," the official statement read.

Constructed by the Thiruvananthapuram-based Ad tech Systems, the plant will generate seven lakh units of power in a year. The private firm has also offered to provide two-years of free maintenance work at the plant.

The total cost of the project is Rs. 9.25 crore.

The power produced will be transmitted to the 11-kV line of the KSEB and the Board will further consider installing two windmills with a capacity of 500 KW each on the dam top. A detailed project report for the proposed plant is being prepared.

| Edited by: Sanchari Chatterjee
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