KOLKATA: This November first ever floating solar power panel in India will come up next to the Eco Park at Rajarhat New Town.
The project will be implemented under central funding of Rs. 40 lakh by the Arka Ignou College of Renewable Energy, which is headed by former advisor to the state power department SP Gon Chaudhuri.
The New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA), also will set up a canal-top solar power panel which will generate 500KW solar power every day.
The NKDA has already started work. An agency has been selected through an e-tender process and approved by a committee headed by the director of (WBREDA) for the project, which is an initiative by the Union ministry of new and renewable energy’s Solar City programme, was prepared by the solar cell of the Indian Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology (formerly known as BESU), Shibpur.