Floating Solar Power Plant – KAYAMKULAM

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  • August 2, 2022
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In News: Prime Minister dedicated to the nation the 92-MW floating solar power project set up at the National Thermal Power Corporation’s (NTPC) Kayamkulam unit in Kerala.

  • PM stated that so far, about 170 GW capacity has been installed from non-fossil sources in India.
  • India is among the top four-five countries in terms of installed solar capacity.
  • The Kayamkulam plant is the second-largest floating solar power project of the NTPC after the 100-MW plant at Ramagundam in Telangana.
  • The floating solar system was built on a 450-acre lake area adjacent to the NTPC’s Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Project (RGCCPP).
  • Implemented at a cost of ₹465 crores, the project consists of around three lakh Made in India solar PV panels floating on water.

Source: The Hindu

Previous Year Question

Q.1) Consider the following statements: (2022)

  1. Gujarat has the largest solar park in India
  2. Kerala has a fully solar powered International Airport
  3. Goa has the largest floating solar photovoltaic project in India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 3 only

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