State-owned engineer Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), India’s biggest floating solar EPC player, has assigned a 5 MW floating solar plant in the Indian State of West Bengal. The plant has been commissioned for The West Bengal Power Development Corp. Ltd (WBPDCL). It is constructed upon a raw water pond (number 3) at
the Sagardighi Thermal Power Project owned by WBPDCL in the Murshidabad district.
The plant uses a solar array comprising of 16,800 number of PV modules distributed in 71 blocks. Each block typically contains of around 240 numbers of PV modules.
BHEL possesses a floating solar portfolio of around 152 MW with a DC capacity of more than 220 MWp, making it the biggest floating solar EPC player in India.
Presently, it is establishing a 100 MW floating PV plant for state-owned power generator NTPC in Telangana. The plant is approaching upon the raw water reservoir area of NTPC’s Ramagundam Thermal Power Plant and is expected to become operational soon. When completed, the 100 MW NTPC plant would be the nation’s largest single-site floating solar plant to date.