India’s largest solar park in Rann of Kutch

By Aman|Updated : July 15th, 2021

NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd (NTPC REL), a fully owned subsidiary of NTPC, will set up the country's single largest solar park at Rann of Kutch in Gujarat. Read this article to know all about it.  

NTPC to build India’s largest solar park in Rann of Kutch

Context

NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd (NTPC REL), a fully owned subsidiary of NTPC, will set up the country's single largest solar park at Rann of Kutch in Gujarat.

About the Solar Park in Gujarat:

  • The capacity will be 4,750-megawatt(MW)
  • It has been sanctioned under Mode 8 (UMPP) of Solar Park Scheme.
  • It will become country’s largest solar park to be built by NTPC of the country.

Other Projects of NTPC:

  • India's largest Floating Solar plant of 10 MW on the reservoir of Simhadri Thermal Power Plant, Andhra Pradesh is also by NTPC
  • Also, another 100 MW Floating Solar Project on the reservoir of Ramagundam Thermal Power Plant, Telangana is in the advanced stage of implementation.

More about it:

  • Floating solar means a solar power production installation mounted on a structure that floats on a body of water, typically an artificial basin or a lake.
  • Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects are a series of solar power projects planned by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy with a minimum capacity of 500 MW.

Development of Solar Parks and UMPP Scheme:

  • launched by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy in 2014.
  • at least 25 Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects will be set up.
  • Targets under this scheme have been enhanced from 20,000 MW to 40,000 MW in 2017 to be achieved by 2021-22.
  • It is being implemented under 8 modes.

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