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India's Biggest Floating Solar Power Plant Inaugurated in Kerala

Published on December 05, 2017
India's largest floating solar power plant in the country at the Banasura Sagar dam in Wayanad was inaugurated by Kerala Electricity Minister M M Mani

  • The floating solar power has a capacity of 500 kilowatts
  • The solar plant is constructed using ferrocement technology and consists of 1938 solar panels with 260-watt capacity, a 500 KVA transformer, and 17 inverters.
  • The unique feature of this plant is the anchoring mechanism used by the overwhelming technology to maintain the plant with the alteration of the water level," the official statement said.
  • It is constructed by Thiruvananthapuram-based Ad Tech Systems
  • The plant will generate seven lakh units per year. 
  • The total cost of the project is Rs. 9.25 crore.

Banasura Sagar Dam 

  • It impounds the Karamanathodu tributary of the Kabini River.
  • It is part of the Indian Banasurasagar Project consisting of a dam and a canal project started in 1979[1] The goal of the project is to support the Kakkayam Hydro electric power project and satisfy the demand for irrigation and drinking water in a region
  • In the dam's reservoir there is a set of islands that were formed when the reservoir submerged the surrounding areas.
  • The islands with the Banasura hills in the background provide a spectacular view.
  • It is the largest earth dam in India and the second largest of its kind in Asia. 
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