French firm to float waterborne solar plants in the eastern market

French firm Ciel et Terre’s solar power systems need not be erected on the ground. It’s waterborne systems are, in fact, good news for the water bodies that support them.

Ciel et Terre has teamed up with Kolkata-based Klystron Electronics Pvt Ltd to float its solar power generators in the Eastern and North-Eastern regions, both of which have several water bodies. In the backwaters of Kerala, the firm plans to move in alone.

Gautam Ghosh, Executive Director of Klystron told Business Line that a pilot project on a 0.5 acre privately-owned pond in the Hoogly district of West Bengal has been planned.

“The system, which floats on PVC structures and can cover 70 per cent of the water body, will generate enough power to run the pond owner’s rice mill nearby,” Ghosh said.

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