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Floating Solar

New tech to identify best locations for floating PV

Norway’s Glint Solar and the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute have developed an algorithm that is able to automatically calculate wave heights and wind directions at potential locations for floating PV arrays. It considers the geometry of the water surface as well as 40 years of data on wind conditions.

Bidding extended for 15 MW floating solar in Himachal Pradesh

Solar power developers have until June 15 to lodge interest for setting up the 15 MW grid-connected solar PV project in the Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh.

DNV publishes guidelines for proper deployment of floating PV

The Recommended Practice guide, on top of describing the most common requirements for building a floating PV array, provides a series of technical guidelines for electrical safety, anchoring and mooring issues, operation and maintenance, and specific plant design that can withstand site-specific environmental conditions.

NTPC enlisting EPC bidders for ground-mount and floating solar plants

The enlisted players will be invited to participate in the upcoming tenders for the installation of floating and ground-mounted solar power projects. April 6 is the deadline to submit applications for enlistment.


India’s largest floating solar power plant to go online by June

The 100 MW facility in the Indian State of Telangana is owned by NTPC. It is being built upon the Sri Ram Sagar Project reservoir that meets the NTPC Ramagundam thermal power station’s water requirements.


Madhya Pradesh: Ten-fold growth in renewable energy capacity since 2012 

Today, the State has 5042 MW of renewable energy capacity, a ten-fold increase from 491 MW in 2012.

WBPDCL to get a 5 MW floating solar plant at its thermal power station

The floating solar plant shall come up at the Santhaldih Thermal Power Station in the Purulia district of West Bengal. Bidders have until April 12 to lodge their interest in its installation and commissioning.

Another bidding extension for 15 MW floating solar in Himachal Pradesh

Solar power developers have until March 15 to lodge interest for setting up the 15 MW solar PV project in the district Bilaspur of Himachal Pradesh.

NHDC tenders 25 MW floating solar EPC work in Madhya Pradesh

The project—to be set up in captive mode—will come up at Omkareshwar reservoir as two units of 13 MW and 12 MW capacity. The generated power will be used, through Narmada Valley Development Authority, for pumps of various irrigation and multipurpose projects.

Coal miner Singareni Collieries mulling 300 MW floating solar

The floating solar capacity will come upon the reservoir of Manair Dam in Telangana and will be in addition to 300 MW PV plants being set up at the company areas. 


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