Power minister M M Mani commissioned the largest floating solar power plant in the country set up on the Banasura Sagar reservoir at Padinjarethara in Wayanad on Monday.
The 500 kWp (kilowatt peak) solar plant of the Keralastate electricity board (KSEB) floats on 1.25 acres of water surface of the reservoir. The solar plant has 1,938 solar panels which have been installed on 18 ferro cement floaters with hollow insides.
The plant has been set up by KSEB at a cost of Rs 9.25 crore. The project has used high- efficiency solar panels and a floating substation have been set up on the reservoir itself to convert the output into 11kV, considering economic and safety aspects. Read More…
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