India`s first floating solar panel to be inaugurated at Rajarhat on Jan 5

The country will get its first floating solar power plant on January 5. Only Japan and Australia have developed floating solar power plants so far.

The unit, which will generate 10KW solar power every day, will be inaugurated at Rajarhat New Town.

State Power Minister Manish Gupta will inaugurate the floating solar power plant installed on a water body near Eco Park in New Town.

The floating solar power plant has been jointly set up by the Arka-Ignou Community College of Renewable Energy, headed by solar power expert S P Gon Chaudhuri, and the New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA).

The power that will be put into the grid through marine cables will light up several areas in Eco Park and its surroundings.