Floating Solar


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%.

Sr. No.ProjectLocationStatus
1Simhadri Floating Solar PV ProjectNTPC Simhadri (District Vishakhapatnam), Andhra PradeshCommissioned in 2021
2Ramagundam Floating Solar PV ProjectRamagundam Village, District Karimnagar, TelanganaAwarded on 2019
3Kayamkulam-I Floating Solar PV ProjectChoolatheruvu in Alappuzha district of KeralaAwarded on 2019
4Kayamkulam-II Floating Solar PV ProjectChoolatheruvu in Alappuzha district of KeralaAwarded on 2019
5Auraiya Floating Solar PV ProjectDibiyapur in Auraiya district of Uttar PradeshAwarded on 2019