French company Ciel et Terre has teamed up with Kolkota-based Klystron Electronics Pvt Ltd to market its floating solar power systems that do not need to be erected on the ground.
The floating solar power generation system also helps prolong the life of the water body on which it floats, according to the French company.
Ciel et Terre, however, is planning to move in alone in the backwaters of Kerala.
In the water-rich eastern and northeastern regions, the company is teaming up with the Kolkata-based Klystron Electronics Pvt Ltd.
Reports quoting Gautam Ghosh, ED of Klystron, said the company is setting up a pilot project on a ½-acre privately-owned pond in the Hoogly district of West Bengal.
''The system, which floats on PVC structures and can cover 70 per cent of the water body, will generate enough power to run the pond owner's rice mill nearby,'' the report quoted Ghosh as saying.