The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has promised the board cutting-edge technology and support, using which the board hopes to generate power at half the cost it currently incurs for generating power from floating solar panels in Banasurasagar reservoir.
Kerala State Electricity Board Limited in association with Union Government is planning to deploy floating solar power generation units in a big way. Planning is to use all the major reservoirs for the deployment of floating solar power units. The coming new technologies and support of the central agency would help to cut down generation and installation costs. The average price for power generation from floating solar panels is currently Rs 8 per unit. It could be brought down up to Rs 4 per unit,” said by board Chairman and Managing Director N S Pillai.
Addressing a news conference of the consumer conclave hosted by the board, power minister M.M Mani said the government was committed to explore more sources for power generation and cited the newly simplified procedure for power connection. By providing only an identity card and a document to prove land ownership, one can get a power connection.