Gujarat’s canal-top solar power plant: 10 must-know facts

12 Apr


Did you know that the ‘world’s first’ canal-top 1 MW solar project on Narmada branch canal network in Gujarat was commissioned within 1,000 days of conception?

Here is a look at ten facts about Gujarat’s key solar project and how the initiative is meeting energy requirements of the state:

• 1.6 million Units of electricity per year.
• Prevents evaporation of water.
• Set up at Rs 17.50 crore costs.
• Production of clean energy.
• Eliminates need of land for solar projects.
• Helps reduce carbon emissions.
• Made on 750-metre stretch of Sanand branch canal.
• More power – produced 15% extra power.
• Reduced cost of energy for a greener tomorrow.
• Developed by GSECL – Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited.


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