Greater Noida plans to turn waste land into power plant fueled by Sun

Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority

The Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) has announced to turn waste land into solar power plant.

GNIDA will set up four solar plants of 1MW each on waste lands reports TOI. Currently six solar plants on rooftop of government buildings generate 2.65MW of solar power for the city.

Waste lands for four plants will be given on lease to private agencies in the first phase, in the next phase four or five more solar plants will be set up. GNIDA also plans to use other spaces like rooftops and barren, vacant lands to generate solar energy.

Early this week GNIDA invited expression of interest from agencies having experience in setting up solar plants.  Speaking to the publication K K Singh, officer on special duty, projects, GNIDA said “we will lease out the land under 220 kilo volt (kV) and 400kV high tension power cables, which measures about 4 acres, at Rs 1.5 lakh per acre per annum.”

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