French company in race to power floating solar plant
Alternative energy firm EGSPL ropes in French pioneer CeT to bid for Nittur Lake project
A Bengaluru-based alternative energy firm has submitted the detailed project report (DPR) for the the state’s first floating solar power station on water, to come up on Nittur Lake in Gubbi taluk of Tumakuru district. Enzen Global Solutions Pvt (EGSPL), in a tie-up with French company Ciel et Terre (CeT), has submitted the DPR to Karnataka Renewable Energy Development (KREDL). CeT has pioneered the setting up such floating solar farms in France, Japan, US, and UK.
BM had earlier reported about the innovative, 2-Mw capacity, Nittur floating solar power project (State makes a splash with solar power, BM, Aug 12). It is likely that EGSPL is the sole company which has submitted the DPR. Interestingly, in KREDL’s list (on its website) of about 90 companies proposing to undertake various projects to generate solar energy, EGSPL is the only company mentioned in its page on innovative projects.