Almost 30 kilometers away from the last point that is permeable to civilians, an area of approximately 726 square kilometers has been laid aside for the construction of the world’s largest hybrid solar-wind power park.
In such a remote desert area, with ‘no human’ land, the sun beats down and the temperature often stays at 35 degrees Celsius during the day. Gusts of wind capture the land unencumbered or without being hindered. Thus, such an environment makes it quite compatible with the kind of setup the government is planning for.
In December 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone on the death anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, and it is expected that it will produce 30 Gigawatts or 30,000 Megawatts of power. An investment of nearly Rs 1.5 crores will be put into the project.
Four months since ever, a road has been under construction which connects the site of the set-up and the India Bridge in Kutch. According to the sources, if everything goes as planned, the project will be capable of generating 15 GW of energy by 2024.
Rajendra Mistry, who’s the chief project officer with the state-run Gujarat Power Corporation Limited, says, “The power from this park will be sent both within Gujarat and outside, to other states,” as quoted by The Print.
The Gujarat government has witnessed outstanding performance in the field of solar power generation. In December 2020, it launched a policy in order to withdraw restrictions on the capacity for solar power generation.