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Solar Energy: “Sure, Pure and Secure”

"Rewa Solar Power Project": Asia's Largest Solar Power Project

‘The Rewa solar power project’, located in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India ‘Shri Narendra Modi’ via video conferencing. PM Modi has dedicated this 750 megawatt ultra-mega solar park to the nation. PM Modi said, Solar energy is “Sure, Pure and Secure” and it is the medium of energy for 21st century.

Rewa solar park has been developed by Rewa ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL). This project has received 138 crore financial assistance from the central government.

About the Rewa Solar Power Project

  1. ‘The Rewa Solar power project’ has been developed by Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL), a joint venture of Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikash Nigam Limited (MPVNL) and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

 

  1. The capacity of this solar power project is 750 megawatt. It will have three units of 250 megawatt each.

 

  1. It is one of the largest single-site solar power plants in India and Asia. It is developed on an area of 1590 hectare land.

How this power project is different from the rest?

  • It is one of the largest single-site solar power plants in India.

 

  • It is expected to reduce carbon emission equivalent to around 15 lakh tons of CO2 per year.

 

  • It exemplifies the commitment of the nation to achieve 175GW target of installed renewable energy generation, under the mission National Solar Mission by 2022.

 

  • Rewa solar power project has achieved the first year tariff of Rs. 2.97 per unit and tariff escalation of Rs. 0.05 per unit over the period 15 years and a levelized rate of Rs. 3.30 per unit over a period of 25 years.
  • It is India’s such solar project to break the grid parity barrier.

 

  • It is also the first renewable energy project to supply energy to Institutional customer outside the state.

 

  • From the project, the Delhi metro will get 24% of energy, while the remaining 76% of energy being supplied to the state DISCOMs of Madhya Pradesh.

 

  • This project was also included in PM’s ‘A Book of Innovations: New Beginnings’.

 

  • For its innovation and excellence, Rewa Solar Power Project has received the “World Bank Group President’s Award”.

National Solar Mission

The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) or The National Solar Mission is an initiative of the Government of India and State Governments to promote solar energy in India. The objective of this mission is to establish India as a Global leader in solar energy.

 

The mission was inaugurated in January, 2010 and the revised target of this mission is 100 GW of solar power by 2022.

Important Solar Parks in the World

Ladakh Solar Park

It will become world’s largest solar Park after it started in operation.

Location: Ladakh, India

Capacity: 5000 MW

 

Bhadla Solar Park, Rajasthan

Bhadla Solar Park is world’s largest solar.

Capacity: 2245MW

Location: Bhadla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

 

Tengger Desert Solar Park, China

Capacity: 1545MW

Location: Ningxia, China

 

Pavagada Solar Park, Karnataka

It is India’s second largest solar park.

Capacity: 2050 MW

Location: Tumakuru, Karnataka

Kurnool Solar Park, Andhra Pradesh

 

It is third largest solar park of India.

 Capacity: 1GW

Location: Kurnool, AP

Datong Solar Power Project, China

Location: China

Capacity: 3000MW

Rewa Solar Park, Madhya Pradesh

 

Capacity: 750 MW

Location: Rewa, M.P.

Kamuthi Solar Park, Tamilnadu

 Capacity: 688 MW

Location: Kamuthi, TN

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