India’s biggest floating solar power plant of 150 MW will be set up at the Rihand Dam in Uttar Pradesh as the government has decided to opt for green energy. The state government has also formulated the Electric Vehicle Policy, inviting entrepreneurs to set up units in the state.
In a bid to boost Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s enterprising goal of achieving up to 175 GW of energy – relying solely on renewable sources – the government has yet again floated a renewable energy storage tender. A major chunk of the goal, amounting to 100 GW is dedicated to solar power.
Belectric’s Indian unit – Belectric Photovoltaic India – will be building and commissioning 26 MW of rooftop PV plants in India on behalf of Singapore-based solar power plants developer Cleantech Solar.
Andhra Pradesh is reportedly aiming to achieve a total capacity of 4,000 MW of solar power by 2020, and is expected to produce 10,000 MW of wind and solar power together, of the national target of 1 lakh MW.