India’s state-run NTPC plans to set up a solar project with battery storage in Andaman and Nicobar. This solar power plant will use batteries to store electricity. NTPC is looking for financially viable storage solution.
Storage of electricity is a challenge given that solar power can only be harnessed when the sun shines. To use that electricity at night, or on cloudy days, an effective and economical storage solution is required. This is where NTPC’s efforts are critical.
It is expected to be a 20 MW project in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The project is expected to be awarded on the basis of competitive bids with an international tender. NTPC already have a 5 MW solar photo-voltaic power project in the Anadamans. Now, company wants to set up a 20 MW project with an effective battery storage solution.
NTPC has a present installed capacity of 46,653 MW which has the 16% share in the country’s total installed capacity of 288,665 MW. NTPC plans to have projects with a total capacity of 128,000 MW by 2032.