Greentech Lead India: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra
Modi has dedicated a 600 MW solar power park to the nation.
The solar park in the state’s Patan district is expected
to boost India’s efforts towards low carbon growth.
The Gujarat Solar Park, spread across a desolate swath of desert, accounts for
214 MW of photovoltaic solar capacity, making it larger than China’s 200 MW
Golmud Solar Park.
The solar power park with a power generation capacity of 600 MW, covering
approximately 3,000 acres of wasteland bordering the Rann of Kutch, will
generate two-thirds of India’s total 900 MW of solar power production.
According to the Gujarat government, the solar project
will lead to a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions to the tune of eight
million tons and save 900,000 tons of natural gas annually.
Under its Solar Power Policy, the state government had
signed memorandums of understanding for generation of 968.5 MW of solar power
by the end of this year.