Sunday, August 25, 2013

Rajasthan Government laid foundation stone for World';s largest Solar power plant

Government of Rajasthan has laid the foundation stone on 21st August, 2013 for the World's biggest solar power plant at Bhandla of Jodhpur District in the state.  The Solar plant will have a generation capacity of 3000 MW and will be commissioned in a phased manner.

The foundation stone for the Solar Park was laid by The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Shri Ashok Gehlot.  He said this energy park would create a history in the development of the state.  The Solar park would generate 1000 MW in the first phase.  The solar park would be established in an estimated area of 10000 hectares land and a loan of 3000 crores is being provided by Asian Development Bank for development of transmission lines for this solar park.

M/s Clinton Foundation would be providing the technical assistance for the solar park as per the agreement between the Rajasthan Govt. and Clinton Foundation in 2010.   Three more solar parks would be coming in Jaisalmer, Barmer and Bikaner districts with the help of the same company.  Some of the key features of the solar park are listed below.

Key Features of the Solar Park

  • 3000 MW capacity of solar power plant will be set up
  • 10000 hectares of land identified for the solar park
  • 58 cusec of water reserved from Indira Gandhi canal
  • Construction of 400 KV GSS under progress
  • Work for setting up of 7 solar power projects of 75 MW has started
  • Construction of road from Nure ki Bhurj to Bhandla has started
  • MoU signed between Rajasthan Government and M/s Clinton Foundation in 2010 
MOU signed with Clinton Foundation in 2010

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