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National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has set up India’s biggest floating solar power plant. India’s largest floating solar power plant with a capacity of 100 MW will set up in Telangana. The project is being set up at Ramagundam thermal power plant reservoir expected to be opened next month.

The project, which estimated to cost around 423 crore rupees, will have 4.5 lakh photovoltaic panels. The solar panels will cover 450-acre area of the reservoir and can be expand in the future. NTPC set up floating solar power projects aim at reducing its carbon footprints. And accelerating its green energy production to 30% of its capacity. 

According to C.V. Anand, Executive Director of NTPC, this will be the largest floating solar plant in the country in a single location as of now.

Officials say the solar powers project is in line with the country’s commitment to attain the target of 175 GW of installed renewable energy capacity by 2022 including 100 GW of solar installed capacity.

The floating solar power plant project has set up at a cost of 423 crore rupees.

The world’s largest solar power plant with 600 MW capacity is being implement on Omkareshwar Dam on Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh. The project costing 3,000 crore rupees is expect to start power generation only by 2022-23.

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