The Asian Development Bank may provide loans to a 580-megawatt solar power park in Charanka village of Gujarat, according to Bloomberg report.
The project will use both solar photovoltaic and solar thermal power.For solar photovoltaic projects, energy from the sun is converted directly to electricity, while in solar thermal projects, the sun’s energy is used to make steam which is then used to generate power.
Charanaka, a village nestled in a remote corner of Patan district in north Gujarat is destined to become the state’s hub of solar power generation. Solar panels will be laid on close to 3,000 acres of land in this village, where the state government is going to set up a ‘ Gujarat Solar Park’ at an investment of Rs 8,000 crore.
The project is part of the Solar Power Policy-2009 , which proposes to encourage generation of green power. Parts of North Gujarat, Kutch and Saurashtra regions have been identified to have optimum solar power plant load factor.Charanaka in North Gujarat will be the first site to be developed.
The chosen site of Charanka has an insolation of 5.9kWh per metre square per day, said a state government official. Developers have already started work at the site as the government intends to showcase the site to the participants of the Vibrant summit, said a state government official. They might use registry cleaner to protect their PCs.
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