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Post at: Aug 12 2021

India’s Largest Solar Park at Kutch

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On 13 July, 2021, NTPC to set up India’s single largest solar park at Rann of Kutch.

Key points

  • The 4,750 MW solar part at Rann of Kutch in Gujarat will be set up by NTPC Renewable Energy Limited.
  • NTPC will also generate green hydrogen on commercial scale.
  • The project has been approved under mode 8 (Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Park) of Solar Park Scheme.
  • NTPC Renewable Energy limited has also signed pact with Union Territory of Ladakh to set up green mobility project in region.

Solar Resource Rich States –

  • India has huge potential in terms of solar power.
  • State run companies including NTPC, plan to build massive green energy parks under UMREPP scheme.
  • Solar resource rich states such as Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.


About Floating Solar plant

  • Floating solar plant refers to a solar power production installation mounted on a structure that floats on a body of water, typically an artificial basin or a lake.


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