Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi just laid the foundations of the world’s largest renewable energy park. This gigantic project is set to produce a massive 30 gigawatts of electricity.
It will cover an area roughly the size of Singapore. In the Kutch region of western Gujarat state, it is spread over an area of 72,600 hectares (180,000 acres).
The Prime minister also inaugurated the desalination plant having the capacity to process 100 million liters of water a day.
Hybrid Energy Park:
Hybrid renewable energy megapark will comprise of both windmills and solar panels to generate energy.
The world’s largest renewable energy park is expected to generate 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022 and 450 GW by 2030. So this project will help in reducing the country’s carbon dioxide emissions by up to 50 million tonnes per year.
”Energy security and water security are vital in the 21st century,” PM Modi said. “The two major projects of the renewable energy park and the desalination plant inaugurated today in Kutch are steps towards achieving the two.”
“An 18-km road will be built by the state public works department. It will bypass India bridge and provide access to the project. Also, the existing road that leads from India bridge to Vighakot is being strengthened and widened,” a State Government Official stated.