India to Build World’s Largest Floating Solar Farm
Peter Donnell / 9 years ago
India is running short on space, so building their huge solar farm on land was hardly practical given that the land value alone would have made it a financial waste of time. Following in the footsteps of Japan’s solar farm which was built on water (see picture above), India plan to build a their solar farm at sea as well. The new plan will not only save them a fortune in land costs, but it will even help prevent evaporation in hot months.
A partnership has been struck between India’s National Hydroelectric Company and Kolkata’s college of renewable energy, who plan to build the massive 50-megawatt floating solar farm. Making it one of the largest solar farm installations in the world.
To trial their technology, a smaller 12-megawatt installation will be developed on lake Kerela in south-west India later this year. It’s great to see such a big investment in renewable energy and it will no doubt help bolster the rapidly developing Indian nation. If all goes well, it could pave the way for similar installations around the world.
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