India’s 1st 50 MWe concentrating solar power (CSP) plant developed by Godawari Green Energy Limited has achieved record power generation of 589 MWh (CUF – 49.05%) in a single day on 23rd April 2016. The Godawari team have worked extremely hard to suppress previous power production feat of 572 MWh.
The plant is spread in four hundred acres of land in Thar Desert which have abundant amount of incident solar radiation. The solar field of the plant is built with parabolic trough technology and have aperture area of 3,92,400 square meters. Dowtherm A fluid is being used to absorb solar radiation in the solar field and generate steam in solar steam generator for power production in the plant. The plant is operating during day time as it is not equipped with storage system. The plant can operate round the clock and supply clean power to the Nation to meet its energy demand with installation of thermal energy storage steam.