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Bihar To Get Its First Floating Solar Plant in Darbhanga

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Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency (BREDA) is set to commission the state’s first 2 MW floating solar power plant in the Kadirabad locality of Darbhanga district.

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The plant will be commissioned by Avaada Energy over a six acre water body. Avaada will transmit power from the plant to BREDA, that works for expansion of clean renewable energy, officials said.

Rohit Kumar Singh, AVAADA’s project manager, said the work for the floating solar power plant began in October 2021. However, the foundation work only started on November 15. The power plant is ready for commissioning, he said.

The plant consists of 4,004 solar modules. Each module is installed in the pond and is capable of generating 505 megawatt peak (MWp) electricity. They will generate around 2 MW of green and clean energy. The plant will provide power to 10,000 people in the state.

“It will generate 2.7 million units annually and will help in reducing 64,125 tonnes of CO2 in its lifecycle of 25 years,” an official release of Avaada Energy said.

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Sanjay Jha Bihar Water Resources minister tweeted that floating solar power plants were part of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s ambitious plan to use water bodies for sustainable development by generating green energy along with fish farming.

Jha also informed that the state’s second floating solar plant is under construction in Supaul district and will be fully completed by the end of March 2022.

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