NTPC Ramagundam is now the largest Floating Solar PV Station in India with total 37.5 MW operating and declared commercial
K M Dayashankar
PEDDAPALLI: The NTPC Ramagundam has emerged as the country’s largest floating solar power plant with the commissioning of 20 MWs of unit on Thursday making it a total of 37.5 MWs operating capacity of the proposed 100 MWs plant in its reservoir.
The NTPC had commissioned 17.5 MWs of floating solar power plant on its reservoir on October 28 this year. On Thursday, the NTPC had commissioned another 20 MWs of floating solar power plant to become the largest floating solar power unit in the country.
This project is unique in the sense that all the electrical equipment including inverter, transformer and HT panel and SCADA are also on floating Ferro cement platforms. The anchoring of this system is bottom anchoring through dead weight concrete blocks.
So far, 15 out of 40 blocks of 2.5 MW each were made ready and charged for commercial operation. Each block consists of one floating platform and an array of approximately 11,200 solar modules.
The floating platform consists of one Inverter, Transformer, and a HT breaker. The solar modules are placed on floaters manufactured with HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) material. The entire floating system is being anchored through special HMPE (High Modulus Polyethylene) rope to the dead weights placed in the balancing reservoir bed. The power is being evacuated up to the existing switch yard through 33KV underground cables. The Total Capacity of the floating Solar PV project is 100MW, further execution activities of the project are in full swing.
Mr Sunil Kumar, CGM (Ramagundam & Telangana) congratulated RE Team for this unique achievement. Mr P K Laad, GM (TS), Mr Anil Kumar Vemula, GM (RE) and other senior officials of NTPC were present during the occasion.
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