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Floating Solar

Ciel & Terre completes 73.4 MWp of India’s largest floating solar plant

The French floating PV specialist completed a 73.4 MWp portion of the 101.6 MWp Kayamkulam solar project in a record 70 days.

Hybridizing floating solar with hydropower

Scientists from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have said that the combination of floating solar with hydropower could reduce PV curtailment.

Letters of Award given for Omkareshwar floating solar project

Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) has issued letters of award to NHDC, AMP Energy, and SJVN to build 278 MW of the 600 MW Omkareshwar floating solar project. This first-phase capacity development is expected to complete by September next year.  

Skyfri secures asset operations for 31 MW floating solar project in Kerala

Norway’s Skyfri, which oversees almost 2 GW of solar assets throughout the world, has secured comprehensive asset operations for a 31 MWdc floating solar plant in Kerala.

Novel floating PV system design from Norway

Norwegian scientists have tested a new floating PV system concept at a water reservoir in Sri Lanka. The system is made of composite beams to support the solar panels and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes to provide buoyancy.

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Tata Power switches on India’s largest floating solar project 

Tata Power’s solar manufacturing and EPC arm has commissioned a 101.6 MWp floating solar project on a waterbody in the backwaters of Kerala. The execution team completed the massive installation within the stipulated time.

NTPC’s 92 MW Kayamkulam floating solar project now fully operational

The 92 MW Kayamkulam floating solar project in Kerala is now fully operational, with its last-part capacity of 35 MW commissioned recently.

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DVC seeks EPC contractors for 30 MW of floating solar

State-owned Damodar Valley Corp. (DVC) is seeking contractors to install and commission 30 MW of grid-connected floating solar capacity at its thermal power stations in Jharkhand and West Bengal. Bidding closes on Aug. 1.

Maharashtra launches 105 MW floating solar tender

Solar developers have until July 15 to lodge their interest in developing 105 MW of grid-connected floating solar at the Erai dam in Chandrapur district.

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NTPC commissions 35 MW of Kayamkulam floating solar project

State-owned power producer NTPC has commissioned 35 MW of floating solar capacity. About 57 MW out of its 92 MW Kayamkulam floating solar project is now operational.