India has been witnessing an unprecedented surge in the installation of solar plants since the announcement of the National Solar Mission in 2010. With more than 25GW of installed capacity as on August 2018, the country is chasing the ambitious target of 100 GW Solar PV installations by the year 2022. With increasing installations on land and rooftops, the emerging focus area is to put the untapped vast area of waterbodies to good use. India has 91 major reservoirs with more than 75% of these reservoirs located in the sunny Southern, Western and Central regions. Installation of solar PV plants on water bodies like lakes, man-made and natural reservoirs, industrial ponds and fish farms could be attractive due to the following reasons: 1. The scarcity of large land areas for installation which, in some cases has led to cultivable lands being sacrificed for installation of solar plants. 2. Increasing price trend of land. 3. Optimal use of evacuation infrastructure, e.g.: near hydel projects. 4. Reuse options for abandoned areas like mines, quarries etc. 5. Conservation of water by reduced evaporation. 6. Limiting algae growth through reduced sunlight penetration into water. 7. Improved generation from PV plants due to lower module temperatures. 8. Possible maintenance cost reduction of plants e.g.