World Largest Solar Power Project
Structural excellence is at its best when harnessed by the benefits of technology, innovation and energy efficiency. The world’s largest solar power plant,with an estimation cost of 30,000 Crores, known as the "Ultra-Mega Green Solar Power Project" is coming up in this part of the country, near the Sambhar Lake. The project will be spread across 23,000 acres of land belonging to the state-run Sambhar Salts Ltd, near the Sambhar Lake, which is about 5 miles away from Phulera . This elite Solar project will have a power generation capacity of 4,000 megawatts, which is more than double the total solar power generation capacity in India. The first phase of the project, will genrate 1,000 MW and is likely to be commissioned by the end of 2016.Expected to be a trendsetter, the one of its kind, this solar power project shall not only help the nation with electricity crisis, but will have obvious benefits to the township, located in vicinity.
The plant, when fully operational, will generate 6,000 million units of electricity a year, and it is expected to bring down the solar power tariffs in the country.India, which is facing a severe power shortage, has been promoting solar and wind energy to meet its increasing energy needs. Solar power currently contributes less than 1 percent to India’s energy mix, which is heavily dependent on coal and hydro power plants. However, the government aims to increase the current capacity of 1,700 megawatts of solar power to 20,000 megawatts of solar energy by 2020, through its ambitious project, the national solar mission.