National Workshop on Solar Park Development,
being organized by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)
and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on 21 October 2014
at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), with support from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) had organized a one day National workshop on ‘Development of Solar Parks’ on 21st October, 2014 at “The Theatre”, Habitat World, at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
Starting with the ‘Charanka Solar Park’ in Gujarat, and closely followed by the ‘Bhadla Solar Park’ in Rajasthan, solar parks have quickly emerged as a powerful instrument for the rapid development of solar power projects in the country. These parks have obtained their initial impetus from the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), which provided the policy framework and roadmap for solar power development in the country.
MNRE has now drawn a scheme to set up number of solar parks across various states in the country, each with a capacity of more than 500 MW. The Scheme proposes to provide financial support by Government of India to establish solar parks with an aim to facilitate creation of infrastructure necessary for setting up new solar power projects in terms of allocation of land, transmission and evacuation lines, access roads, availability of water and others, in a focused manner.
The presentations were made by the following: