FEDSMI – Gujarat

Gujarat is leading in the Solar Power generation in India. With the good infrastructure and easy proximity of resources like availability of wasteland, good connectivity, transmission and distribution infrastructure.  These attributes are complemented by a strong political will and an investment, according to a report by the Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP). The robust 2009 Solar Power of Gujarat policy framework, financing mechanism, and incentives, have contributed to creating an enabling a green investment climate in the state. The State of Gujarat has commissioned Asia’s largest solar park at Charanka village. The park is already generating 2 MW solar power out of its total planned capacity of 500 MW. The park has been functioning on a multi-developers and multi-beneficiaries paradigm, and has been awarded for being the most innovative and environment-friendly project by the CII.

Unique initiation of solar power generation by putting solar panels on the Narmada canal branches. As a part of this scheme, the State has already commissioned the 1 MW Canal Solar Power Project on a branch of the Narmada Canal near the Chandrasan area of Kadi taluka, Mehsana.