The Indian government plans to build the biggest power plant in the world
4 GW of solar capacity is to be built as part of the world’s biggest power plant in the world. The plant will be situated in India, in the Rajasthan province to be precise. This announcement was made by the Indian government and the project has a long timeline.
This should be taken as a sign that the Indian government wants solar to be the source of energy needed for generating the electricity that the population needs. The initial plans for a 4 GW project were announced on Friday.
Still during the time the the staggering scale of the project will attract the attention of the Indian PV industry, its achievement is going to be a long term deal. Only the first stage of the project will be finished in 2016, as it is reported by the Indian government’s press information bureau.
The Rajasthan province, is the one in which the project will be situated. Ths means the construction will be located at , approximately 75 km away from the city of Jaipur. The minister of heavy industries and public enterprises, Praful Patel was the one who initiated the process to develop the vast project and has pointed to a 23,000 acre piece of land in the region. The project is named Sambhar Ultra-Mega Green Solar Power Project.
A joint venture company wil be the one who will proceed with the development of the phase of the project, having the equity from various partners as well as the Solar Energy Corporation of India and Power Grid Corporation of India.
The government statement suggests that India is willing to set a global example with the great project. “Being the first project of this scale anywhere in the world this project is expected to set a trend for large scale solar power development in the world,” today’s statement reports.
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