Solar Park Scheme – UPSC Prelims

Solar Park Scheme:
  • The Solar Park Scheme was launched by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy in 2014.
  • Under this scheme, it was proposed to set up at least 25 Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects.
  • It aimed at over 20,000 MW of solar power installed capacity within a span of 5 years starting from 2014-15.
  • The capacity of the Scheme has now been enhanced from 20,000 MW to 40,000 MW in 2017. The parks are also proposed to be set up by 2021-22.
  • There are eight modes under which the scheme is being implemented.
  • Under this scheme, India’s largest solar park of 4750 MW is being setup by NTPC in Rann of Kutch, Gujarat.
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