Work on 750MW Ultra Mega Solar Power Park Begins

The Gujarat government has acquired 1,407 hectares of land and aims to complete the first phase of development by March 2018. Solar power generation capacity of 250MW will be installed in the first phase.

Solar Power Park

To further push solar power generation in the state, Gujarat government on broke ground for 750MW ultra-mega solar power park at Radhanesda village of Vav taluka in Banaskantha district.The project is expected to attract investments of approximately Rs 2,800 crore.The project is located some 150km from Patan district’s Charanka, which houses the first such solar park in the state.

The state government has acquired 1,407 hectares of land and aims to complete the first phase of development by March 2018. Solar power generation capacity of 250MW will be installed in the first phase.

“After Charanka, Gujarat government has put North Gujarat on India’s solar map by planning ultra-mega solar power park at Radhanesda in Banaskantha,” said the state’s energy minister Chimanbhai Sapariya, who along with minister of state, health and urban development, Shankar Chaudhary attended the ground-breaking ceremony .

In addition to this, another 500MW solar power park has also been planned at Suigam in Banaskantha. The state government has acquired 689 hectares of land for the project, for which it will spend Rs 185 crore. The project is expected to attract investments worth Rs 2,000 crore. Gujarat currently has 1,265MW solar power generation capacity.

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