The Bihar government has awarded Avaada Energy a 2 MW floating solar power unit over a six-acre water body in Darbhanga district, and the project is about to be commissioned. As per the company statement, the floating solar project will generate 2.7 million units of power per year over its 25-year life cycle, which is enough to offset more than 64,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
Furthermore, Avaada Energy will transmit solar power generated by the Darbhanga plant to the Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency (BREDA). BREDA has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement with the company. The floating solar plant’s energy will be delivered to local consumers. North Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited would be in charge of this. The project will provide energy to around 10,000 people.
A second floating solar facility is now being built in Bihar. It is located in the Supaul district, which is famed for its Kosi belt water bodies. The Supaul project is expected to be completed by the end of March 2022.