600 MW solar power projects to be dedicated on April 19

Solar power projects with a total capacity of 600 MW will be dedicated to the nation on April 19 at a ceremony at Gujarat Solar Park at Charanka village in Radhanpur by Chief Minister Narendra Modi, officials of Gujarat Power Corporation said here today. The projects at Solar Park currently has an aggregate capacity of 214 MW. Twenty one new projects generating 210 MW of solar power would be commissioned at the Solar park, while other projects have been developed at Anand, Banaskantha, Jamnangar, Junagadh, Kutch, Porbandar, Rajkot, Surat, and Surendranagar. After the ceremony to dedicate solar power plants, India Solar Investment and Technology Summit and Exhibition would be held at Mahatma Mandir, in Gandhinagar on April 20-21,” Principal Secretary, Energy & Petrochemicals D J Pandian said in a statement. He further said that the summit will have sessions on global solar market, investment opportunities in India, financing of solar industry, potential for solar R&D, technology development, and the future of Indian solar sector. The state government has allocated land at the Solar Park to project developers with adequate infrastructure like power evacuation, roads and water. The state had signed 968.5 MW of solar power projects under its Solar Power Policy last year.
Source: IBN Live

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