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Largest Solar Power Plant of India launched in Madhya Pradesh


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The largest 130-MW Solar Power Plant of India Welspun Solar MP Project was launched at Bhagwanpur in Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh on 26 February 2014. It is also the Asia's Largest Solar Power Plant.

The Welspun Solar MP project was constructed at a cost of 1100 crore rupees on 305 hectares of land. It will supply power at 8.05 rupees a kWh.

This Project will raise Indian solar capacity by 7 percent.

About Solar Power Capacity of India

The Union Government launched the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) in 2010. India currently has a grid-connected solar-power capacity of 2208 MW.

imageThe JNNSM aimed for India to reach an installed capacity of 20000 MW (or 20 gigawatts) of solar power by 2022.

The production cost of solar power in India has fallen by more than half in recent years, from 17 rupees per kilowatt-hour (kWh) three years ago to 7.50 rupees per kWh now. But these costs are still high compared to coal (2.50 rupees per kWh), nuclear (3 rupees per kWh) or natural gas (5.5 rupees per kWh).

India is mapping its potential for solar-energy production across the entire country on the basis of satellite imagery, in collaboration with the United States.

About Welspun Energy Ltd

Welspun Energy Ltd. (WEL) is the biggest developer of solar photovoltaic projects of India.  The energy arm of Welspun Group is an independent power producer with plans to build grid connected 750MW of solar power & 1 GW of wind power plants across India.




Is this article important for exams ?   Yes324 People Agreed

By:Capper | On:14-MAR-2014 02:09:03

The neemuch solar field is the taj mahal of solar fields. As someone who works in the industry, I would like to visit it one day.

By:Prateek | On:02-MAR-2014 02:01:42

Neemuch, a great city, is developing at a faster rate. All thanx to Modi Ji.

By:anjali | On:01-MAR-2014 11:33:23

but aisa k largest solar power plant to Rajasthan mein b to hai na? if this one is big thn wht is that one??????

By:sabse bada swadeshi | On:27-FEB-2014 21:03:55

SPV and CSP based solar energy will fail Indian economy asthe same are too costly to afford in this poorest , most populated and most subsidy spoiler nation of the world.By this project about 2000 crore odd units of electricity will be produced in Rs 1100 crore plus 13% interest plus maintenance of 310 hectare solar power plant plus many things in next 10 years which will easily cost Rs 15 per kWh. Shelve all SPV and CSP projects and use infinite free positive solar energy directly as heat , light and steam and kill the negative effect of solar heat by solar passive buildings .

By:Nagar | On:27-FEB-2014 14:24:53

<> Solar Energy is the CHEAPEST SOURCE of Power. --- <> It is absurd to call solar energy is costly or expensive. --- <> While calculating the COST PER UNIT, the expenses incurred due to the POLLUTION AFTER EFFECTS should also be taken into consideration. --- <> Nuclear Power plants are the most expensive - considering that Nuclear Power spreads CANCER in epidemic proportions. --- <> Coal fired Thermal Power Plants also emit high pollutants & the cost of health if included - the COST PER UNIT of Nuclear Power Plants & Coal Plants will be Rs. 100 & Rs. 70 per unit. --- Government of India should focus on SOLAR POWER - because solar power has least or nil side effects. ---

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