Novus Green Energy Systems Ltd of Hyderabad, a provider of solar solutions, announced Saturday that it had installed and synchronised India’s largest floating solar power station using transparent glass-to–glass modules at the Singareni thermal plant in Mancherial.
Novus Green Energy Systems stated that the project was the country’s largest floating PV plant, with a total power of 15 MW (AC), / 19.5MW (DC) and phase I, which has been completed, has a power of 5 MW/6.5MW (DC). According to the company, this plant is the first in India to use transparent glass-to–glass solar modules. These modules are more efficient than traditional ones and can be used at a much larger scale.
Through e-bid, the Singareni Colleries Ltd floated the project and it was then awarded to Novus Green Energy Systems and Ilios Power.
Anshuman Yenigalla, MD, Novus Green said that the end-to-end manufacturing and execution have been done by Novus Green through their in-house teams and manufacturing facility. The solar panels used in the plant have been manufactured in India as part of Make in India initiative by Novus Green.
The CEO of Ilios Power, Naveen Vunnam said that they are eagerly looking forward to commission the remaining 10MW(AC)/13.5(DC) in the next few months as the technology is now fully demonstrated on field and the execution process has been streamlined.
The design and manufacture of floating boards by the Indian company FloatVolt met all requirements and fixed frameless glass to glass module onto the float boards. This project was not without its challenges. An Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) reviewed the overall design, making it the first floating-solar project to receive such a high quality review.