MUMBAI: The city-based private sector power utility, Tata Power is in pacts with Australia-based Sunengy for building floating solar power plant in India by the end of this year.
The said partnership will build a pilot plant for its low-cost, floating on water, solar technology in the country, which is expected to start in August 2011.
The project would use the low-cost technology of floating solar cells on water, which will track sun light throughout the day.
Mr Phil Connor, Sunengy’s executive director and chief technology officer, said, “Liquid Solar Array effectively turns a dam into a very large battery, offering free solar storage and opportunity for improved water resource management. If India uses just one percent of its 30,000 square kilometres of captured water with our system, we can generate power equivalent to 15 large coal-fired power stations.”