Floating solar, sometimes called floatovoltaics, refers to a solar power production installation mounted on a structure that floats on a body of water such as a lake, ocean, or hydropower reservoir.
There are several good reasons for this development of Floating Solar PV Projects:
1) No land occupancy: the main advantage of floating PV plants is that they do not take up any substantial land.
2) Installation and decommissioning: floating PV plants are more compact than land-based plants.The main point is that no fixed structures exist like the foundations used for a land-based plant so their installation can be totally reversible.
Water saving and water quality: the partial coverage of basins can reduce the water evaporation.
3) Efficiency improvement: Many studies claim that there is a significant improvement in efficiency putting solar panels over water. These studies are not conclusive and differ in their conclusion. The energy gain reported range from 5 to 15%.
|1||Simhadri Floating Solar PV Project||NTPC Simhadri (District Vishakhapatnam), Andhra Pradesh||Commissioned in 2021|
|2||Ramagundam Floating Solar PV Project||Ramagundam Village, District Karimnagar, Telangana||Awarded on 2019|
|3||Kayamkulam-I Floating Solar PV Project||Choolatheruvu in Alappuzha district of Kerala||Awarded on 2019|
|4||Kayamkulam-II Floating Solar PV Project||Choolatheruvu in Alappuzha district of Kerala||Awarded on 2019|
|5||Auraiya Floating Solar PV Project||Dibiyapur in Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh||Awarded on 2019|