NTPC setting up 100 MW floating solar power project at Ramagundam
05 April 2021
National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is setting up a 100 MW floating solar power project at its Ramagundam thermal power plant reservoir, in Telangana, so far the biggest floating solar power plant in India.
The project, which is estimated to cost around Rs423 crore, will have 4.5 lakh photovoltaic panels, covering 450 acre area of the reservoir.
The plant area can be expanded in the future. The floating solar power project is aimed at reducing NTPC’s carbon footprints and accelerate its green energy production to 30 per cent of its total capacity.
The world's largest solar power plant with 600 MW capacity is being set up on Omkareshwar Dam on the Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh. The project, with an estimated cost of Rs3,000 crore, is expected to start power generation by 2022-23.