Taking India a step closer to achieving 1,00,000 megawatt solar power generation capacity, the Prime Minsiter of India, Narendra Modi, on Friday inaugurated Asia’s largest solar power plant in Rewa in Madhya Pradesh.
The new 750 MW Solar Power plant Project was inaugurated by the PM through video conferencing. In the inaugural speech, Modi said that Indian is among the top five national contributing and utilising the likes of solar energy.
The Solar Park has been developed over a total area of 1500 hectares, by the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL).
As much as138 crores has been provided by the Centre to RUMSL for the development of the Solar Park.
The project is expected to reduce carbon emission equivalent to 15 lakh tons of CO2 per year. This would help the country and the world to keep the average global temperature below the danger mark of 1.5 degrees Celsius.
The project also amplifies the countries commitment to achieve the 175 GW target of installed renewable energy capacity by 2022. This includes 100 GW of solar installed capacity.
For its innovation and excellence, the Rewa Solar Power project has received the World Bank Group President’s Award. Delhi Metro will also get power from the Rewa power plant.