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World’s largest Single Rooftop Solar Power Plant inaugurated in Amritsar

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Investment: Rs 82 Crore (2012) to Rs. 10,000 Crore
Employment Potential: 12,500
World’s largest single rooftop stretch of 42 acre solar power plant of 11.5 Mw capacity was installed in India
Inauguration by: New & Renewable Energy Resources Minister of Punjab Bikram Singh Majithia
Project at: Beas in PunjabWorld’s largest Single Rooftop Solar Power Plant inaugurated in Amritsar

Second biggest Installed Project:

Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Centre, Las Vegas in the United States is next biggest solar photovoltic power station

  • Capacity:  6.4 megawatts (Mw)
  • Contractors for the project were Indian Giants Tata Power and Larsen and Toubro

Additional Projects Unveiled:

  • Seven rooftop solar power plants of 8MW capacity in Beas Dera campus
  • Highest single campus generating solar power of 19.5 Mw at multiple rooftops in the country

Power Generation in Punjab:

  1. 470 MW of solar power and with projects of 500 MW in the pipeline
  2. State is having capacity to generate solar power of 1,000 MW by the end of FY 2016-17

Minister Speech

  • Installation would generate clean and green energy sufficient to power approximately 8,000 domestic homes
  • Government has fixed a target of 40,000 MW power generations from different resources of renewable energy by 2022
  • Role model to promote other states to repeat such large rooftops on the building/sheds
  • Punjab would achieve a target of 2552 MW of renewable energy generation by 2022

About Punjab:

  • Capital : Chandigarh
  • Governor : Kaptan Singh Solanki
  • Chief Minister : Parkash Singh Badal