TNPSC Current Affairs March 2017
NTPC installs India’s largest Floating Solar PV Plant in Kayamkuklam
India's largest floating solar photo voltaic (PV) plant has been installed at RGCCPP (Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Plant) Kayamkulam in Kerala by NTPC.
In a official release complany said , 100 kWp floating Solar PV plant is the largest of its kind in India as on date, indigenously developed as a part of ‘Make In India’ initiative, was inaugurated at Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Plant (RGCCPP) Kayamkulam, Kerala.
It is inaugurated by A.K Jha, Director, in presence of other senior official of NTPC ltd
- The main benefits of floating solar PV plant is to conserving water through reduction of evaporation, increased generation due to cooling effect on the panels also reduction in time of installation.
- The floating Solar PV Plant will be an alternative to conventional ground mounted PV systems which are land intensive.
- This type of project has great advantage due to vast available of water bodies and lack of available land especially in Kerala
- It is developed indigenously by R&D Arm of NTPC ltd, NETRA ( NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance), in collaboration with Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology (CIPET), Chennai.
- It is installed by Swelect Energy Systems Ltd, Chennai with help from NETRA & NTPC Kayamkulam station within 22 days.