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World’s Largest Floating Solar Power Project planned for India

India Plans World’s Largest Floating Solar Power Project (50 MW) After canal-top solar power projects, India is planning to install the world’s largest floating solar power project.Clean Technica, 4 July 14 

India’s leading hydro power generator National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) is planning to set up a 50 MW solar photovoltaic project over the water bodies in the southern state of Kerala. Renewable Energy College will provide assistance to the company for implementing the project…….http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/02/india-plans-worlds-largest-floating-solar-power-project-50-mw/

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July 5, 2014 - Posted by | India, renewable

4 Comments »

  1. Well well… I hope India really does it this time. Sometime in 2011, Tata had got into an arangement with the Australian company (Sunengy) to setup floating solar PV plant, but sadly nothing much has happened in that front.

    Comment by anand @ solarmarket.in | July 7, 2014 | Reply

  2. Good to engage in R&D.. Floating plants are CSP, a high end tech which may end up in big problems in course of time. Learn from the link http://bit.ly/15Hwhk8. Claims of promoters are to be analysed in detail.
    Read a concept paper ttp://bit.ly/StoOiU. Read an informative article dated 1.1.2013 by Mr.Sonal Patel http://bit.ly/1f2sspv. Reproduce here his statement “Other players include French company Sky Earth, which has operated a pilot project in the south of France since February 2011 and is now DEVELOPING 12-MW and 4-MW projects in that region.
    Associated drawbacks of floating solar plants have also already been established. Aside from cumbersome maintenance and repair, concerns have been voiced about solar energy concentration levels on a rocking platform. Then there are ecological and cost concerns.”
    Read a report from Japan 11.7.2013 http://bit.ly/1dmrrYx
    Report from Singapore 8.8.2013 http://bit.ly/15uhlQw
    Small size R&D plants could have been monitored for a few years for satisfactory operation before venturing into large size plants. Let not India jump into untested technology and provide chance to perpetuate scams.

    Comment by sivadasan | July 9, 2014 | Reply

    • Hi Sivadasan,

      While your points on Floating CSP are all well taken, from what I know the Indian proposal is simply to install PV on floating structures, on fresh water reservoirs.

      Comment by anand @ solarmarket.in | July 10, 2014 | Reply

  3. Hi Anand
    Will you let me know the details of the project? My email:sivadasan.k@gmail.com

    Comment by sivadasan | July 11, 2014 | Reply


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