The Indian government is going to build the world’s largest solar power plant in its northwestern state of Rajasthan. The power plant is expected to significantly reduce solar power taxes in the country. The venture, known as the “Ultra-Mega Green Solar Power Project,” will have a total power generation capacity of 4,000 megawatts, more than double the total solar power generation capacity in India at present. The above picture is of similar project in Israel that is also being developed over the next few years.
A government statement said “This will be the largest solar-based power project in the world. Being the first project of this scale … this project is expected to set a trend for large-scale solar power development in the world,”.
The Ultra-Mega Green Solar Power Project will be built across 23,000 acres by the state-run Sambhar Salts Ltd, and be situated near the Sambhar Lake, which is about 47 miles from Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital city. The first phase of the project, which will be for 1,000 megawatt capacity, and is expected to be completed in three years. It will be run by a joint venture of five state-run utilities, including BHEL, Power Grid Corporation of India and Solar Energy Corporation of India. – Deskarati