Floating solar projects
Jharkhand has 31 reservoirs with a cumulative surface area of 354 km2, indicating a conservative potential of 1160 MW. Furthermore, the reservoirs of the thermal power plants are also an attractive site for deploying these systems. The policy would promote construction of floating solar power to tap this potential. The cumulative target for floating solar technology is 900 MW. The minimum capacity of the projects in this category would be 2 MW.
Role of various departments:
- The Water Resource department along with the generation companies shall provide access to the water bodies or the dams to the developer towards development of floating solar plants.
- JREDA may serve as the single window facility for the developer to get necessary clearances that may be required for development of floating solar plants.
- DISCOM to assess and publish information on nearest substation/evacuation infrastructure and augmentation required, if any.
Facilitate deployment of Floating Solar Projects
- JREDA may devise guidelines for the development of floating solar power plants and facilitate providing applicable incentives in line with the policy.
- JREDA in coordination with relevant departments may identify potential sites on dams, reservoirs, coal plant reservoirs for installing floating solar projects.
- JREDA may share the list of identified sites with the Department of Water Resources and the developer for the installation of floating solar power projects.