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KSEB gearing up for 500- kW floating Solar Grid Interactive Photovoltaic project

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12/12/2015

In a first of its kind, the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) is gearing up for a 500-kilowatt floating Solar Grid Interactive Photovoltaic project in the Banasurasagar dam in Wayanad.

The Rs.10-crore pilot project will be implemented by Adtech Systems Ltd, a Thiruvananthapuram-based company, with technical support from Vatsaa Energy Pvt. Ltd, (VEPL) a young start-up in Wayanad that had worked to develop the technology.

The project involves erecting a concrete floating structure measuring 53,800 square feet on the reservoir to install a solar power plant with a rated capacity of 500 kW. The project is to feed the grid to be erected by the KSEB, S. B. Prince, Chief Public Relations Officer, KSEB, said.

Close to 1,950 solar panels, each generating 260 watts would be installed on the unique and indigenously developed floating structure.

The pilot project is a scaled-up version of a 10-kW concrete floating solar power plant that has been successfully installed in the reservoir a few months ago. The plant was developed by Ajay Thomas and V.M. Sudhin of VEPL. 

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  • News Section: Technology
  • Month: December
  • Year: 2015
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