Tata Power Solar Systems on Saturday said it has commissioned India’s largest floating solar power project at 101.6 MW peak (MWp) in the backwaters of Kerala.
The project is set up on a 350-acre water body in Kayamkulam, Kerala, a company statement said.
It stated that the installation was completed within the stipulated period, despite the daunting challenges of variable water depth, high sea tides and serious water salinity concerns.
Tata Power Solar is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power.
The project is the first in the Floating Solar Photovoltaic (FSPV) through Power Purchase Agreement category, the company said.
Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD, Tata Power, said, “The commissioning of India’s first and largest floating solar project is an innovative and incremental step towards meeting India’s sustainable energy goals.”
A power purchase agreement has been signed with a PSU client, wherein the entire power generated from this plant will be utilized by the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB).
Interestingly, all the solar modules used in this plant were safely transported, unloaded and stored on a limited parcel of land by Tata Power Solar for about 35 days.
Ashish Khanna, President – Renewables, Tata Power, said that the project reaffirms Tata Power Solar’s commitment to lead India towards a greener future and achieve 500 GW of energy through solar power by 2030. To get the point of view.