Tata Power Solar has been customizing solar plants to suit local site conditions to ensure best-in-class performance and a long life. The first floating solar system built on twin ponds with a capacity of 1.4 MW at Nellore, is a splendid example.
A floating solar power plant that uses otherwise unused space and has favourable operating conditions for the solar panels. A floating solar plant has an increased efficiency due to cooling effect provided by the water surface. Also, since it covers the water surface, it considerably reduces the evaporation of water providing additional savings to the customer, without affecting flora and fauna.
Since the water level in any water body is not constant, the plant is designed with the flexibility of the water level.
Developing an earthing system on a water body is also challenging, which in this case was resolved with our engineering expertise. Being a chemical industry, water stored in these ponds is an essential raw material and is to be used without any contamination for quality products.
To ensure smooth execution, the floats provided are drinking water compliant, temperature & UV resistant (manufactured with food grade material).
The plant generates Pond 1 - 900,200 kWh in year one of commissioning with an annual degradation of the 0.5 to 0.6 % and Pond 2 - 1,093,300 kWh in year one of commissioning with an annual degradation of the 0.5 to 0.6 %.
The project was commissioned in a short period of 4 months.
Cost Savings in last year