India’s 1st Mw solar power plant inaugurated
Country’s first megawatt size grid connected solar power plant has been inaugurated at Jamuria, in Asansol district of West Bengal. Dr. Farooq Abdullah,Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy said that the plant has already generated more than three lakh units of electricity in about three months time.
He said that two more plants of two megawatt capacity each have been set up in Karnataka at Kolar and Belgaum districts. They will add one more megawatt to both plants very soon. One more plant of one megawatt will be set up in Raichur district in Karnataka, the Minister added.
Dr Abdullah further announced that his Ministry has recently cleared proposals to set up another 28 megawatt capacity solar plants in the country. The Minister said that many private companies are preparing projects to set up more plants.