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600-Mw solar power projects to be commissioned soon

Press Trust Of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Solar power projects with a total capacity of 600 Mw will soon be commisioned at a ceremony at Gujarat Solar Park at Charanka village in Radhanpur, officials of Gujarat Power Corporation said here on Sunday.

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 on April 19 by Chief Minister Narendra Modi, while other projects have been developed at Anand, Banaskantha, Jamnangar, Junagadh, Kutch, Porbandar, Rajkot, Surat, and Surendranagar, they said.

“After the ceremony to commission the solar power plants, India Solar Investment and Technology Summit and Exhibition would be held at Mahatma Mandir, in Gandhinagar on April 20-21," D J Pandian, Principal Secretary, Energy & Petrochemicals said in a statement.

He said 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.

First Published: Mon, April 16 2012. 01:38 IST