Gujarat Govt Approves 5GW Solar Park

The proposed solar power generation project would be set up in 11,000 hectares of land with an investment of Rs 25,000 crore, says CM.

The Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani has approved the setting up of solar park having 5GW capacity in the state, after completion this could be world’s largest solar project.

The Chief Minister, while terming it a giant leap towards fulfilling the ambitious goal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to generate 175 GW of Renewable Energy by 2022, tweeted, “The Govt Of Gujarat is happy to approve the establishment of India’s largest Solar Park in Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR). The 5000MW Solar Park would be a giant leap towards fulfilling the ambitious goal of PM Sh @narendramodi to create 175GW of Renewable Energy by 2022.”

The proposed solar power generation project would be set up in 11,000 hectares of land with an investment of Rs 25,000 crore, said Rupani.

He further added that the project will not only open new manufacturing avenues for the entire supply chain in and around Dholera International City, but will also provide employment to over 20,000 people.

Earlier, the 500MW solar auction held in the state where the winning prices ranged between Rs 2.98 to 3.06/kWh.

Subsequently, the state is also auctioning for the 7GW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected projects.

Unlike solar park model the successful bidders in this project have to find their own land and transmission infra infrastructure.

The state recently held a 500MW solar auction, with winning prices between Rs 2.98-3.06/kWh.

The state could also be a target for bidders in the forthcoming 7GW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected projects out for tender at present, where developers will have to find their own land and transmission infrastructure, unlike the solar park model.

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