World’s largest  floating solar power plant

The world’s largest floating solar power plant going to be built in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh. 

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that by 2027 "the renewable energy potential of Madhya Pradesh will be 20,000 megawatts".

It aims to increase the power generation capacity of the central state of Madhya Pradesh and address the electricity problems in the region.

A floating solar power plant is going to be built in Khandwa which will generate 600 Megawatt power by 2022-23.

 The project which is said to world’s largest floating solar plant will be constructed at an estimated cost of over Rs 3,000 crore over the Omkareshwar Dam.

Khandwa will become the only district in the state to have all three things including solar, hydel and thermal with over 4,000MW power to be produced from a single district.

Due to the installation of solar panels on the surface of the water, the water will not evaporate as steam.

With this 60 to 70 percent of water will be saved. This is equal to the drinking water of Bhopal residents for 124 days.