Chandigarh gets floating power plant
A floating solar power plant pilot of 10 kw peak (kWp) has been commissioned at Dhanas lake Chandigarh amid efforts by the government to develop the Union Territory as a solar city. It has been designed to supply power to fountains at the lake for aeration. The USP is its dual-axis tracking technology that has been developed indigenously, which is capable of generating 30 per cent or more power than conventional solar photovoltaic ones mounted on the ground.
In a move towards realizing the broader objective, Yellow 2 Gen Energy Pvt., which installed the plant recently, has proposed to the Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science & Technology Promotion Society (CREST) for innovative development of the land-neutral solar photovoltaic (floating SPV) plants.