Floating solar project at Omkareshwar to begin power generation by 2022-23

The world’s largest floating 600 MW solar energy project is to be constructed at Omkareshwar dam on Narmada River in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh.

The project is likely to begin Power Generation by year 2022-23. In the span of two years, the project will start providing cheap and good quality power. The estimated investment in this project stands at Rs3,000 crore.

The International Finance Corporation, World Bank and Power Grid have granted in-principle consent for providing aid for the said project development.

Electricity will be produced in about 2000-hectare water area by installing solar panels in the dam. Solar panels will float on the surface of the water in the reservoir and these panels will automatically adjust upwards and downwards according to the water level of the dam. The panels will be strong enough to withstand waves and floods.


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