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Solar Energy in India – Gujarat Developing 3000 Acre,500 MW Solar Park at Charanaka through PPA with 80 Developers

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Gujarat has been the biggest promoter of Solar Energy in India amongst all the other states.The State has already implemented a clear and forward looking Renewable Energy Policy with emphasis on Solar Energy.It has signed PPAs with a number of solar project developers under its State Solar Subsidy Scheme.While other states are looking mainly towards the federal subsidy scheme JNNSM to push Solar Energy Generation,Gujarat is looking to push Solar Energy on its own.Gujarat now has reportedly acquired 3000 acres at Charnaka village in Patan District which it will give to solar project developers to install solar panels.

In the First Phase of this projects,80 Developers will install 1-45 MW Solar Plants to generate 500 MW capacity.The next phase will feature another 500 MW of capacity.Gujarat has already marked out the areas in the state which is the most conductive to Solar Energy and has chalked out an ambitious plan for Green Energy.Note Siemens has already invested a substantial amount to establish Wind Equipment Factory in the state while Tata Power is looking to construct the first offshore wind farm of India. .If this project comes to fruition,Gujarat will march far ahead of other states in generation and manufacturing of Renewable Energy.

Gujarat setting up 8,000-crore solar power park

Charanaka, a village nestled in a remote corner of Patan district in north Gujarat is destined to become the state‚Äôs hub of solar power generation . Solar panels will be laid on close to 3,000 acres of land in this village, where the state government is going to set up a ‘Gujarat Solar Park’ at an investment of Rs 8,000 crore.

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Abhishek Shah

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