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Part 2-Key notes on floating solar in India with Deepak Ushadevi

18/10/21

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This is the part 2 of the key notes from Deepak Ushadevi about floating solar in India and how it supports the renewable energy growth.

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Deepak Ushadevi CEO Ciel et Terre India

INSIGHTS ABOUT INDIA’S SUSTAINABILITY ACTIVITY AND THE SCOPES TO BE EXPLORED.

Both the government and the public are growing more aware of the topic ‘sustainability’. Yet, we need to strictly adhere to activities that are sustainable. That is why, the government is doing its decent part in promoting sustainable living, but with our population, more emphasis and awareness will be helpful.

Industries can also opt for green energy (such as floating solar) and contribute to reducing their carbon footprint. For example, Cochin International Airport is now fully solar-powered and demonstrates that solar energy is possible even for high consumers like airports. Hence, every industry can do its part by switching to renewable energy.  If you want to learn more about Cial Airport FPV plant : click here.

Ciel & Terre floating solar India

CIEL & TERRE RECENTLY CROSSED THE 500 MW MARK GLOBALLY ON INSTALLS. HOW HAS THAT JOURNEY BEEN?

At Ciel & Terre®, we distribute our technology and solution since 2011. We have developed floating PV plants for commercial, industrial, and local government institutions. As the floating solar pioneer and expert, we provide our solutions throughout the world through strategic partnerships.

Today, we indulged in 290+ floating PV projects in 30 countries, equivalent to 1.2GWp floating capacity using Hydrelio® technology in the pipeline.

Over the years, Ciel & Terre® has gained recognized expertise and strong experience in the installation of large-scale floating PV plants on artificial and freshwater reservoirs. Our team has a thorough understanding of floating PV’s challenges and most important, they can assist our client all along the project development process. Actually, our expertise encompasses feasibility study, engineering design (Hydrelio® and anchoring), supply of anchoring systems, installation, training, and supervision, and many more.

Learn more about our scope of services.

WHAT ARE THE KEY CHANGES OF YOUR FLOATING PV TECHNOLOGY SINCE THE FIRM STARTED?

The Hydrelio® product range progressed with different products. Our engineering team updated the design to follow and match regions’ and markets’ specificities. Our first design was Classic Hydrelio design, and later, Equatorial design and Air design.

  • Classic Hydrelio design with a Standard tilt of 12°, and easy operations and maintenance is its major feature.
  • Air Hydrelio aiR design with 11° float with a racking system, extra ventilation, cost-effective transport solution as well.

Lab-tested and field-proven worldwide

We test all our products to extreme Wind at ONERA French aerospace, for Wind Tunnel Testing and Computational Fluid Dynamics. In addition, we test our products on a Bending Fatigue at IFP EB. We also proceed with UV corrosion test for 20+ years lifetime and design our products to be “Drinking water compliant” in accordance with BS standards too. Furthermore, we have benchmarked in our design and innovation with additional testing such as : HDPE & colorant control, DQP, Thickness control, Cooling Jig spec, dimension control, leak testing, etc.

Developed & largely deployed across over 30 countries, Hydrelio® technology is continuously optimized. Indeed, thanks to our R&D efforts and are manufactured as per a strict quality process in any country. As a result, our products are recognized as the ‘standard’ in the floating PV industry and has successfully demonstrated their durability and bankability.

Ciel & Terre INDIA’S FUTURE PLAN

We consider India will be the biggest market for floating solar worldwide. Therefore, we are investing in new assets to provide our latest designs on a large scale. We believe floating solar solution will be one of the main enablers for the PV sector.

Recently, we started our international Global R&D centre in India to support worldwide projects. This new structure provides us more technical robustness in terms of optimal technology, standards, testing, and quality control. Our target is to complete a minimum 2GWp installation with our Hydrelio® technology by 2023.

Laura, marketing

Deepak, managing director, Ciel & Terre India

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