Floating Solar Plant In Kerala
The biggest floating solar plant in our country is situated in the Banasura Sagar Reservoir. The location of this dam is in the Wayanad district. This dam was built in order to support the Kakkayam hydroelectric power plant and at the same time to provide water for irrigation and drinking water.
Features Of Banasura Sagar Solar Project
The Banasura Sagar Solar Project is done by the Kerala State Electricity Board. This solar plant can produce power up to 7.5 Lakhs annually. The solar panels are floated with the help of Ferro cement floaters. So they can be kept safe.
The solar panels are kept in the water will help to reduce the maintenance work. If a solar panel is kept in the ground or rooftop we need to clean the dust to increase the energy efficiency of solar panels. Here inside of dam, there will be less dust. The total cost of this project was around 9.25 crores. The solar panels will contribute electricity to the nearby areas with the help of underwater cables.Banasura Sagar Solar Project In Kerala