Oriana Power commissions Rajasthan’s first floating solar power plant

Oriana Power has announced the successful commissioning of a novel 800kW AC/ 1MWp DC floating solar power plant at Dabok mines of Udaipur, Rajasthan. The project has been commissioned for Udaipur Cement Works Limited (UCWL), a subsidiary of JK Lakshmi Cement. The Dabok floating solar power plant will generate approximately 1.7 million units of clean electricity annually and support the state government’s plan to systematically harness the potential of renewable energies.

A 1 MW floating solar panel system is estimated to save around 4.4 million litres of water per year, reducing water evaporation by up to 70 per cent. The project’s production is estimated to generate power equivalent to the requirement of more than 1,000 households while avoiding around 1,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually. The contract was worth around Rs 60 million and was commissioned within six months.

This is the fifth project by Oriana Power in the state following the completion of 1 MWp Hindustan Copper Limited, Khetri, 1 MWp Hindustan Salt Limited, Nawa,  4.35 MWp Udaipur Cement Limited Udaipur and 8 MWp JK Laxmi Cement Limited, Sirohi project in the past couple of years. The project’s scope of work includes engineering, procurement and construction of the floating solar power plant and a five-year contract for operation and maintenance services.

Oriana commenced its operations in 2017 and provides low-carbon energy solutions to its clients by installing on-site solar projects (rooftop and ground-mounted) and off-site solar farms. Presently, Oriana possesses and manages a portfolio of more than 100 MWp capacity projects which are operational and under construction across India with a global presence in countries such as Kenya and South Africa. Through their continuous efforts towards development, Oriana has diversified in new avenues such as battery energy storage systems (BESS) and hydrogen electrolysers to make this eternal energy source affordable for the masses with minimum carbon emission.