On the auspicious festival day of Ugadi, an In-house designed and fabricated Solar Tree of 3.3KWp Capacity comprising of 10 leaves each having 330Wp Solar PV panels, was inaugurated by Sh Diwakar Kaushik, GGM, NTPC Simhadri.
Solar tree fabricated at Simhadri is unique in design and erected at the main gate entrance of the plant symbolizing NTPC Simhadri’s commitment to Green Power.
It generates an average of 2 to 2.5 KWp of power with more than 10 units of energy every day.It is an artificially fabricated structure replicating spiraling phyllotaxy – the distribution of branches & leaves in a natural tree, such that the solar photovoltaic panels mounted on the branches/leaves receive maximum insolation and harness maximum amount of solar energy during all seasons with minimum footprint area. The complete design, fabrication, erection and commissioning was done in-house by Team Simhadri in a short duration of 45 days.
The Simhadri Solar tree can produce sufficient Clean and Green Power during normal sunny days and the generated power is used to cater to Visitor Pass Section and Main Gate Control Room near Plant Main Gate.