As Solar PV power plant is land intensive an in many States, there are physical and legal hurdles to aggregate the land for such projects, it is proposed to utilize the large water spread area available in major reservoirs for installing Solar PV power plants already certain technologies have been developed in this regard and a few pilots have been installed in India and elsewhere. Since, India is endowed with large numbers of water bodies and reservoirs which can be utilized for the installation of floating Solar PV (FSPV) Project, it is proposed to promote FSPVs to bypass the land constraint and to explore one more alternative for promoting solar power.

SECI intends to invite Expression of Interest (EOI) from the prospective floating Solar PV Plant Developers (FSPDs) for setting up of 10,000 MW of Floating Solar PV (FSPV) plant capacity in phased manner in the country in next three years. FSPDs selected through tender to be floated by SECI based on inputs received from the EOI, shall be given assured off-take of solar power generated from the projects through long term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

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