Ciel & Terre India, a subsidiary of the renowned French floating solar leader, Ciel & Terre International, has recently completed a 10.765 MWp floating solar plant for Tata Steel in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. The plant is comprising of two segments, each with an array island capacity of 5.44 MWp. The project utilizes 19,936 Hydrelio® aiR 1440 floats that were domestically produced. Further, Jinergy PV panels were installed in a 4-row configuration with pure south tilt. The project covers a total area of 42 acres, with over 19 acres dedicated to float placement and equates to nearly 45% coverage of the water body.
Ciel & Terre India has 260 MWp projects in the portfolio, spread across multiple states, including Kerala, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh.
In October 2023, NTPC Limited issued a request for proposals (RfPs) for commissioning a 56 MW floating solar project. The project will be situated at NTPC’S north Karanpura thermal power station in Jharkhand. Prior to this, Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) issued request for proposal (RfP) to design, supply, and assemble a floating system together with anchor and mooring parts for a 300 MW floating solar project. The project will be located at Rengali reservoir in Angul district, Odisha.