Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned a seasonwise tiltable canal top solar PV plant at Bhimavaram in Andhra Pradesh.
This is the first canal top project in Andhra Pradesh and also first such project executed by the company, the state-run power equipment maker said in a release.
The project is developed by NREDCAP (New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of AP Ltd). Power generation is about 10 per cent more than a fixed Module Mounting Arrangement (MMA), BHEL said.
The elevated control room with bottom cable entry prevents ingress of water during floods, it said.
The Module Mounting Structure (MMS) is a unique design incorporating additional functionalities like lighting, cable support and fencing into the MMS.
Another feature is the movable walkway which facilitates efficient maintenance of the plant by providing easy access, it added.