Web Exclusive | January 2013
Gujarat takes pvt firm's help for its mega solar project
With an aim to tap the maximum potential of canal-based solar power generation, Gujarat government has roped in a Mumbai-based company Eastern Powers and Systems. The company aims to save on the cost of land for laying solar panels, while simultaneously preventing water evaporation and theft.
The Gujarat government is all set to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Eastern Powers and Systems for a 1,000 mw canal-based solar power project at the Vibrant Gujarat summit which gets underway on January 11.
Gujarat government claims to have been encouraged by the successful launch of the 1 mw canal-based solar power plant in April last year. The project was launched on a pilot basis on the Narmada main canal near Kadi in Mehsana district by Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) with support from Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SSNNL).