Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated Asia’s largest solar power park to the nation. The Prime Minister said that self-sufficiency in electricity was essential to achieve the goal of an independent India. Prime Minister Modi inaugurated Asia’s largest solar power park in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, with a video presentation. Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Modi said that the country was moving towards a new peak of development and that self-sufficiency in electricity was essential to achieve the goal of a self-sufficient India.
He added that the project would reduce carbon dioxide emissions. He added that solar power is stable, clean, and safe. He also said that work on solar power parks was underway in Shajapur, Neemuch, and Chhatarpur areas. 3 units with a capacity of 250 MW have been set up at Rewa Power Park. The park is spread over a total area of 1500 hectares and each unit covers an area of 500 hectares.
The park has been set up by Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited, a joint venture between Urja Vikas Nigam Limited of Madhya Pradesh and the Solar Energy Corporation of India, a public sector undertaking of the Central Government. The central government has provided Rs 138 crore for the construction of the park.
The operation of the park will prevent carbon dioxide emissions to 15 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. The central government has said that the tariff for solar power will be gradually increased to Rs 2.97 per unit in the first year and Rs 3.30 per unit in 25 years.
About 24 percent of the energy available under the scheme will go to the Delhi Metro project and 76 percent to the Madhya Pradesh state power distribution companies. The project reflects India’s commitment to generate 175 GW of renewable energy capacity in India by 2022.