India’s 1MW canal top solar system complete

The installation of a solar system over water canals has been completed in India. Energy company SunEdison built the 1MW facility on the banks of the Krishna River in the state […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

The installation of a solar system over water canals has been completed in India.

Energy company SunEdison built the 1MW facility on the banks of the Krishna River in the state of Karnataka.

The company claims the new solar system will save water by shielding the canals from the direct sun and reducing evaporation.

It also operates at cooler temperatures than conventional land-based systems and generate more energy as a result, it added.

It was built for Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam Ltd (KBJNL), the Karnataka Government agency responsible for the Krishna River and Dam.