India to launch highly ambitious solar power programme

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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