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India builds solar plants atop canals to save land, water

As India moves to ramp up investment in solar power, it is exploring innovative places to install solar plants, including across the top of canals.

Reuters  |  Vadodara 

As India moves to ramp up investment in solar power, it is exploring innovative places to install solar plants, including across the top of canals. Last weekend, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon inaugurated a new "canal-top" solar energy plant in Vadodara district in India's western state of Gujarat. "I saw more than glittering panels - I saw the future of India and the future of our world," said Ban. "I saw India's bright creativity, ingenuity and cutting-edge technology." Experts identify two major advantages in building solar ...

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First Published: Sat, January 17 2015. 13:09 IST
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