Solar power generation has emerged as one of the most rapidly growing renewable sources of electricity. Solar power generation has several advantages compared to the other forms of electricity generation. The purpose of this paper is to present the new era in solar power i.e, floating solar power plants, the floating solar plant involves solar panels and other components that are fitted onto a platform with hollow plastic or tin drums that enables it to float on water. The prototype is said to be able to generate 10 kW of power and will occupy 100 square meters. The benefits of floating power plants and problems associated with this new fitting with the details of commissioned floating solar power plants across the world and India are presented. This paper, gives a brief introduction to technical details of floating structures and solar panels.