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Telangana: PM to dedicate NTPC’s floating Solar PV project at Ramagundam tomorrow

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the country’s largest 100 MW Floating Solar PV Project of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) at Ramagundam in Telangana on Saturday.

Modi will dedicate the project to the Nation through virtual mode from New Delhi at 12 noon, according to NTPC officials here.

Bharat heavy Electricals has successfully commissioned the largest floating solar PV plant and the project was declared commercially operational from July 1 this year by completing 20 MW of final part capacity.

The plant is installed across the natural raw water reservoir, saving valuable land resources, and also conserves water by reducing evaporation.

Largest in the segment in the country, the 100-MW floating Solar PV Project at Ramagundam boasts advanced technology as well as environment-friendly features.

Constructed at a cost of ₹423 crore through BHEL as EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contract, the project is spread over 500 acres of NTPC-Ramagundam reservoir.

Divided into 40 blocks, each segment has a capacity of 2.5 MW. Each block consists of one floating platform and an array of 11,200 solar modules.

The floating platform consists of one inverter, transformer, and a high-tension breaker. The solar modules are placed on floaters manufactured with HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) material.

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