Growatt Supplies Inverters for Chandigarh Floating Solar Plant

Over the past decade, Growatt has maintained its strong presence and growth in Indian solar market, fueled by its advanced technology and localized strategy. It has been privileged to be a part of India’s energy transformation, witnessing India’s installed solar capacity growing significantly from 1.2 GW in 2012 to more than 50GW as of March in 2022. In 2023, India’s solar expansion continues to gather momentum.

Chandigarh in India, is well-known for the picturesque lakes and scenic atmosphere, which attracts many tourists to explore the reservoir there. To address the energy needs and align its strategies with carbon neutrality goals while safeguarding the original serenity, the city has pursued the transition to renewable energy. In 2023, a 2 MW floating solar power plant was inaugurated at Chandigarh. It was situated at Water Works, Sector 39, Chandigarh, that supplies water to the entire city. The floating plant uses 16 Growatt MAX 125KTL3-X LV inverters, which is expected to generate 28,00,000 units of electricity annually. The MAX series inverters, one of the standout portfolios from Growatt, delivers high yields and stable returns to investors. The MAX series smart three phase inverters are compatible with high power and bi-facial modules with maximum DC input current reaching 32A for each MPPT. It also has multiple MPPT inputs to reduce the energy loss caused by shadow effect and module mismatch.

Moreover, it features smart online monitoring and troubleshooting with advanced remote O&M tools for intelligent string monitoring, smart I-V curve scanning and diagnosis for installers. Adapting to various harsh environments, Growatt’s products are endowed with type II SPD on both AC and DC sides, an optional AFCI function, and IP66 protection level that ensures the dust-proof and damp-proof properties.

The generation of this plant can offset 80,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year – an ecological feat equivalent to planting 109,289 trees. In addition to optimizing land use, placing solar panels near water helps lower water evaporation by 382 million liters annually and provides the panels a cooling effect that increases their effectiveness.