North India’s largest floating solar project opens in Chandigarh

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  • Chandigarh Administrator and Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit inaugurated north India’s largest floating solar project of 2000kWp here.
  • The 2000kWp floating solar power plant at Water Works in Sector 39 has been commissioned at a cost of Rs 11.70 crore.
  • He also opened the 500kWp floating solar power plant installed over the Dhanas lake here. It was constructed at a cost of Rs 3.34 crore.
  • Both the projects have been designed and executed by CREST (Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science and Technology Promotion Society) and will generate a minimum of 35 lakh units (kWh) per year with 20 percent module efficiency.
  • Also, due to the installation of panels on water, this project will reduce the evaporation of about 382 million liters annually.
  • Also, a major advantage of this project would be that, due to the cooling effect of water, this project would generate more electricity than all other projects.

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