India will develop a new solar power plant on 2,800 hectares of land near a temple in Madhya Pradesh and is expected to be operational within a year.
The Indian state of Madhya Pradesh will build a 1.4 GW solar power plant near the Behrara Mata temple in Morena district. About 70% of the land required for the plant has been allocated. According to Girraj Dandotia, chairman of Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd. in Madhya Pradesh, the PV plant will be commissioned within a year and will generate 1.4 GW of electricity per day.
Currently, Madhya Pradesh’s largest single-site solar power plant is located in the Rewa district with a generating capacity of 750 MW. The solar power plant in the Morena district will be twice the size of the Rewa power plant and will be built according to the plan of the solar power park.
Dandotia said: “So far, the district administration has allocated 2,000 hectares of land on the hill of the Behara Mata temple between the Kailaras-Pahargarh road. The allocation process for the remaining 800 hectares is underway. About 70% of the plant’s electricity will go to Madhya Pradesh, and 30% of the electricity can be voluntarily supplied to anyone by the company building the solar power plant.”