Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) is planning to set up floating solar power plants with combined capacity of 500 mw on water bodies in Telangana.
The proposed plants would be set up along with the Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation, an official release from the state-owned coal miner SCCL said on Monday.
The state renewable energy corporation has taken up the feasibility study for erecting floating solar power plants on large water bodies and the department officials gave a power-point presentation to SCCL CMDN Sridhar, according to the release.
“With Singareni(SCCL) ready to undertake the construction of floating solar power plants, discussions were on the subject of whether everything should be at one place or in 5 phases of 100 mega watts each,” the SCCL said.
They discussed the opportunities available on the water bodies situated at Karimnagar, Warangal and other districts, it said.
SCCL currently has solar power plants in 11 areas in the state and looking to expand the footprints.
In March, Shivamogga Smart City Limited (SCCL) issued a request for selection of bidder (RFP) of Grid Connected Rooftop Solar PV Systems for Government Buildings in Shivamogga City, Karnataka.
The scope of work includes Design, Finance, Manufacture, Supply, Install, Test, Commission, Operate and Maintain Rooftop Solar PV Systems for 25 Years on Net metering (approximately 438 kWp).
The Project would be carried at PWD Building Balraj Urs Road, Veterinary College, District Central co-operative bank, Shivamogga Smart City Office and Krishnarajendra Pumphouse for 7,50,58,69 and 254 kWp respectively.Area for the same are 224,5000,679,706,3300 sq. meters respectively.