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Shining Star of Green India: Charanka Solar Park of Gujarat

Shining Star of Green India:  Charanka Solar Park of Gujarat



The Charanka Solar Park, a group of 17 thin-film photovoltaic (PV) power systems, on a 2,000-hectare (4,900-acre) site in the district of Patan, Northern Gujarat. The solar park is expected to save around 8 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere and save around 900,000 tonnes of natural gas per year.

The largest site within the Gujarat Solar Park is being built on a 2,000-hectare (4,900-acre) plot of land near Charanka village in Patan district, northern Gujarat. This hosts about 17 different projects by different developers. On 19 April 2012, a total of 214 megawatts (287,000 hp) had been commissioned.It also became the world’s largest photovoltaic power station. When fully built out, the Charanka Solar Park will host 500 MW of solar power systems using state-of-the-art thin film technology, and should be finished by the end of 2014.The investment cost for the Charanka solar park amounts to some US$280 million.Construction began on December 3, 2010.

While Gujarat has been India’s most successful state till date in implementing solar policy (Phase I & Phase II) and India’s leading state in terms of total installed capacity of solar power plants, Gujarat has also been wonderfully able to tackle the issues of suitable land development, Grid Infrastructure facility & power transmission facilities and more by successfully developing Asia’s Largest Solar Park known as ‘Charanka Solar Park’.


Asia’s Largest Solar Park known as ‘Charanka Solar Park’

Asia’s largest solar park even larger than China’s 200 MW Golmud Solar Park, and the single largest segment of a 600 MW, nearly 3,000 acre+ solar power field with wonderful infrastructure facilities available such as Roads, Water Pipeline, Water Treatment plant, Sewage treatment plant, Helipad, Water distribution network, internal plot fencing, Land levelled, compound wall, Fire station, Telecom network, 400/220/66 KV & 66 KV Auxiliary SS, Auxiliary Power Distribution Network & much more facilities !!!! making Gujarat Solar Park one of the most preferred destination in the world for the project developers to set up solar power plants. The Gujarat solar park at charanka has bagged several national & international awards / recognition among world solar arena.

Out of the total installed solar power plants in Gujarat i.e. 820 MW+  – the Gujarat Solar Park currently is home to 16 Solar Projects with 216 MW+ of installed solar plant capacity and has emerged to be a true testing ground & laboratory for various Solar PV module technologies, Solar Inverter technologies and test of EPC execution capabilities for various stakeholders.

SOLAR PARK STATS:

LOCATION : Charanka Village, Patan, Gujarat

AREA : +2000 hac. ( approx 4900 acres )

PLANT CAPACITY : +500 MW (on completion)

DEVELOPERS/COMPANIES INVOLVED : 17

PROJECT COST :  + Rs.1500 Crore (USD $280 Million)

CARBON FOOTPRINT : saves 8 million tonnes of CO2 and 9,00,000 tonnes of Natural Gas every year.

~ India Gets Green

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