Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the 750-Megawatt (Mw) ultra mega solar power park in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, which is touted as Asia’s largest solar power project. The facility was commissioned in January 2020 and will supply power to Madhya Pradesh and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). The project is built over an area of 1,550 hectares.
“Solar Energy projects are a true representation of Aatmanirbhar Bharat (Self-Reliant India). Economy is an important aspect of self-reliance and progress. India has resolved the dilemma between ecology and economy by focussing on solar energy projects,” the PM said.
Not just for the present, solar energy will be a medium of energy needs of the 21st century because solar power is sure, pure and secure. Madhya Pradesh to emerge as major hub for clean, cheap power in India: Modi
Owing to such major steps, the country is now considered as the most attractive market of clean energy, PM said.
“India is reducing its dependence on imports of equipment needed for solar plants, such as photovoltaic cells, battery technology etc. I want to encourage the industry, the youth, MSMEs and Start-ups to not miss this opportunity and work for production and betterment of all the inputs required for solar energy,” he said.