The government of Telangana is planning to set up a solar power generation system on water bodies.
The government has received a proposal regarding producing solar energy atop water bodies. A French company is in negotiations with the irrigation department.
The company is developing a pilot project for solar power plants on water bodies. The government is also in talks with banks and will come up with the concept of free solar power for rooftops in March 2017.
The government aims to add another 2,000 MW of solar power to the grid by the end of 2017 and will add a minimum of 5,000 MW through coal-based in the next two-three years.