05-12-2017 03:30 PM | Anita Neve | My Indian Dream
India's largest floating solar power plant at the Banasura Sagar dam in Wayanad district.
India's largest ever floating solar power plant, an innovative project in none other than God's own country - Kerala.
Kerala Electricity Minister MM Mani inaugurated India's largest floating solar power plant at the Banasura Sagar dam in Wayanad district on Monday.
The floating Solar Power Plant has been built at an approximately Rs. 9.25 crore. It floats on 6000 square metres of water surface and has a capacity of 500 kilowatts. It has 1,938 solar panels and 17 inverters.
The plant which took almost a year had actually started its work from March 2016 and constructed by the Thiruvananthapuram-based private company, Adtech Systems Ltd. The plant will generate seven lakh units of power in a year. The private company has also offered to provide two-years of free maintenance work at the plant.
The power produced with the help of this floating solar plant will be transmitted to an 11-kV line of KSEB and the Board will further consider of installing two windmills with a capacity of 500 KW each on the dam top.
The first floating solar plant inside a reservoir sets an unique example for others in the country.