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New Delhi: Tata Power Solar Systems announced its commissioning of India's largest floating solar power project of 101.6 Megawatt Peak (MWp) in Kerala backwaters, PTI reported.
The announcement was made on Saturday through a statement from the company, which said that the project is installed on a 350-acre water body in Kerala's Kayamkulam in the Alappuzha district.
The statement said that the installation procedure was tiring due to challenges like variable water depths, high sea tides, and severe water salinity concerns, but it was completed within the specified period.
The project ran by Tata Power Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, the first in the Floating Solar Photovoltaic (FSPV) through power purchase agreement category, as per the company's statement.
Tata Power MD and CEO Praveer Sinha said, "The commissioning of India's first and largest floating solar project is an innovative and incremental step toward meeting India's sustainable energy goals."
As per a power purchase agreement signed with a PSU client, Kerela State Electricity Board (KSEB) will use the entire power generated from the floating plant.
The company's statement further said that Tata Solar Power safely transported and unloaded all the solar modules for the plant and stored them on a little parcel of land for about 35 days. President of Renewables in Tata Power, Ashish Khanna, said that the project will strengthen Tata Power Solar's commitment to India's transition towards a greener future and achieve the collective vision of realizing 500 GW of energy through solar power by 2030, PTI reports.