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Norwegian cleantech firm Skyfri secured complete solar asset operations for a 31 MW DC floating Solar PV facility in India. The project is located in the state of Kerala. The project is commissioned by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and owned by the state-owned energy company NTPC.
The delivery includes a 24/7 real-time monitoring system which identifies faults using machine learning, ensuring optimized production time and increased efficiency of operations and maintenance.
“This contract is a milestone for Skyfri as a company. For the first time, we are expanding into the floating solar segment, one of the fastest growing opportunities in renewable energy globally. This is a stepping stone for Skyfri into several more projects in the region. The award is evidence of the quality of the Skyfri Platform and Technology”, said CEO of Skyfri, Pratik Ghoshal.
Skyfri operates two businesses units, Skyfri Energy, a solar O&M division that provides comprehensive O&M and asset management services, and Skyfri Intelligence, a technology platform that monitors and administers the operation of solar power plants.
Aslan Shamsutdin, CTO, Skyfri said, “Our technology accumulates data from more than 200 sites globally, and this latest add-on with floating solar will enable us to adjust our solutions onto a whole new segment. This is also our first project where we will deploy drone based inspection and management. Taken in consideration that floating solar is one of the fastest growing parts of the solar industry, Skyfri will be well positioned to build dominating solutions and technology within all verticals in solar.”