Members of a Japanese delegation on visit to the state capital discussed installation of solar-based futuristic power plant on cross linear concentrated solar power (CL-CSP) at Rajiv Gandhi Technical University.

The land has been identified for the plant. The Japanese delegation also met the governor Ram Naresh Yadav .
The construction of the plant will start in April with the help of the Tokyo Engineering Corporation, Japan. The university will use the power generated by the plant, said the university vice chancellor professor Piyush Trivedi.
He added that the existing solar energy is 15% efficient while the CL-CSP concept is 30% efficient. Besides, it is low-cost power generation concept for a long-term.
Talking about the CL-CSP concept, Prof Trivedi said the new technology will help achieve the solar thermal power as per the Jawahar Lal National Solar Mission (JLNSM). Under this, the target is to produce 10,000 MW solar thermal power by 2022.
"The immediate aim of the mission is to focus on setting up an environment for solar technology penetration. The first phase (up to 2013) will focus on capturing the low hanging options in solar thermal; promoting off-grid systems to serve populations without access to commercial energy and modest capacity addition in grid-based systems," Trivedi said.
RGPV will invest Rs 3 crore in the Rs 10 crore’s project. "Union Ministry of Environment has given us a principal nod for the project. For the financial approval, we will submit a report by Monday," professor Trivedi said.