India’s largest port Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Maharshtra is reported to tap solar energy through floating solar panels for reducing its dependence on conventional power. It is reported that the JNPT has called for bids for holding a detailed survey of installing the floating solar panels.
The lagoons that lay adjacent to the Container Terminal is said to have been identified for installing the floating solar panels. It is said that the floating panels would cover an area of about 80,000 square metres. The Port trust wants to complete the survey within a period of 15 days.
The port trust has decided to install floating solar panels as vast sect of land was not available for erecting solar panels. Land is always a challenge in many of the states and as such floating solar panels are considered to be the best option now.
Floating solar panels are going to make a big difference in the country with many states now thinking of installing floating solar panels. The NTPC in Kayamkulam in Kerala is going to install floating solar panels.
Until now, the centre or the state government have not yet utilised its vast water surface for tapping the unconventional energy.