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Chinese fish pond hosts 550 MW solar farm

Built by the Chint Group, the project is currently the largest in China combining PV power generation and fish farming. It is located in Wenzhou, a city with a subtropical maritime monsoon climate in China’s Zhejiang province.

NHPC to acquire majority stake in 500 MW floating solar JV with GEDCOL

State-run hydropower producer NHPC will form the joint venture with a capital investment of INR 500 crore, raising a majority stake of 74% with the rest 26% held by Green Energy Development Corporation of Odisha Limited (GEDCOL). 

West Bengal tenders 22.5 MW floating solar on ponds at thermal power stations

West Bengal Power Development Corporation Ltd has invited bids to install and commission floating solar plants on water ponds of thermal power stations in the Birbhum, Purulia and Murshidabad districts. Bidding closes on January 24.

KSEB tenders over 100 MW of floating solar in Kerala

Developers have until December 29 to bid for setting up floating solar projects on ten reservoirs in Kerala. The bidders must quote for a minimum of 100 MW involving at least three reservoir sites.

Tata Power to develop 41 MW solar projects for Tata Steel

The grid-connected solar projects, to be installed at Tata Steel’s operating locations in Jharkhand and Odisha, will be a mix of rooftops, floating, and ground-mounted solar plants. 

The long read: Indonesia’s largest floating PV project – under the surface

The 145 MW Cirata floating PV project achieved financial close in August. The developers claim that the array, which covers 200 hectares of the water’s surface, is an example of transferring new technology that will pave the way for Indonesia’s solar industry and enable the setting of new policies.

ReNew Power expects to commission 3 MW floating solar project before December 

The floating solar plant, located at Meghadrigedda reservoir in Visakhapatnam, occupies 0.005 sq. km out of 5 of the reservoir area.  

Consultant sought for 250 MW DC floating solar project in Telangana

State-owned coal miner The Singareni Collieries Company Limited has invited bids from project management consultants for its 250 MWp DC floating solar power plant in Telangana. The selection will be made through domestic competitive bidding followed by reverse auction.

BHEL commissions India’s largest floating solar plant 

The state-owned engineer and solar EPC has commissioned a 25 MW project at NTPC’s Simhadri thermal power station, in Andhra Pradesh.


Responsible land-use for solar, wind plants could smooth the path for India’s energy transition

India will require large swaths of land for the huge expansion of renewable energy capacity over the coming decades. The energy transition requires planning for proper siting of these plants and solutions like agrivoltaics, distributed energy systems, and offshore wind to reduce land-use conflicts.

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