India to launch highly ambitious solar power programme

The government of India has expressed intentions to launch one more highly ambitious solar power programme.

A report in cleantechnica.com said that the Union Ministry of New & Renewable Energy is exploring options for setting up floating solar power projects.

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), an entity under the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, recently issued a document inviting expression of interest from prospective project developers interested in setting up floating solar power projects in the country, it said.

Stating that the document mentions a possible capacity of 10 gigawatts, the report said: “The SECI, however, does not give any justification for choosing such a massive target for a largely untested segment of the solar power generation technology.”

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