NTPC to set up floating solar plant
NTPC Kayamkulam will install a floating solar photovoltaic power plant of 100 kWp (kilowatt peak) on the premises of the thermal power plant there. The project has received approval and the work will start soon. The plant will be set up at the lake adjacent to the Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Project, operating on naphtha. The solar panels will be mounted on floaters. The company is in possession of over 1,100 acres of land at its project site, which includes waterbodies suitable for setting up a floating solar project. The company had set up a 10 kWp solar project a few months ago. Of this, 5 kWp project was set up on the land in order to have a comparative analysis. A solar rooftop power project of 84 kWp is already in operation. Another roof top solar project is on the anvil.