Oriana Power has announced the commissioning of an 800 kW AC/1 MW DC floating solar power plant for Udaipur Cement Works Ltd, a subsidiary of JK Lakshmi Cement. The plant, located at Udaipur Cement Works’ Daroli Mines in Udaipur, is Rajasthan’s first floating solar plant and the fifth project by Oriana Power in the state.
Oriana’s scope in the project included engineering, procurement, and construction of the floating solar power plant and a five-year contract for operation and maintenance services.
The contract was worth around INR 6 crore and the project was commissioned within six months.
The Daroli floating solar power plant is expected to generate around 1.7 million units of clean electricity annually while avoiding around 1,000 tons of CO2 emissions.
“The state has vast and largely untapped potential in terms of intense solar radiation, one of the highest sunny days in a year, and availability of vast barren and uncultivable unutilized government and private land. This has the potential to make Rajasthan a highly preferred destination for solar energy at the global level… By installing this floating solar plant, approximately 8000 cubic meters of water evaporation per year will also be reduced,” said Anirudh Saraswat, co-founder and chief business officer of Oriana Power.
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