India approves 50 Solar Parks with 37,490 MW Capacity in 12 States

Solar Parks

In a recent parliamentary update, the Indian government has confirmed the approval of 50 solar parks across 12 states with a total combined capacity of 37,490 megawatts (MW) as of November 30. The announcement was made by Minister of New and Renewable Energy, R K Singh, in response to a query in the Rajya Sabha.

The government is actively executing its “Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects” scheme, aiming to achieve a target capacity of 40 gigawatts (GW). Under this initiative, 50 solar parks have received the green light, with 10,401 MW of solar projects already commissioned in 19 of these parks.

However, Minister Singh also revealed that two solar parks, the Kadaladi Solar Park and Ramanathapuram Solar Park, each with a capacity of 500 MW, were initially sanctioned in Tamil Nadu but were later canceled due to sluggish progress and land-related challenges.

According to data shared by Minister Singh, Gujarat leads the way with 12,150 MW of solar park projects in the pipeline, followed by Rajasthan with 8,276 MW. Other states involved in this ambitious renewable energy endeavor include Andhra Pradesh (4,200 MW), Madhya Pradesh (4,180 MW), Uttar Pradesh (3,730 MW), and Karnataka (2,500 MW).

Additionally, Jharkhand has 1,089 MW of solar park projects in the pipeline, while Maharashtra has 750 MW, Kerala 155 MW, Chhattisgarh 100 MW, and Mizoram 20 MW, all contributing to the nation’s effort to harness solar energy and achieve sustainable power generation.

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