Friday, June 18, 2010

South Asia’s first solar power plant at Karnataka

South Asia’s first solar power plant in Yelesandra to generate 15,000 units per day
‘2,520 MW more power by March’

The State will have 2520 MW of additional power to its grid by March 31, next year, Home Minister Dr V S Acharya has said.

Speaking at a programme to dedicate the three-MW solar power plant at Yelesandra in Bangarpet taluk on Thursday, the minister said the power crisis in the State would ease TO some extent with the commissioning
of the solar plant.

“We hope that majority of the problems pertaining to power will be addressed with the additional generation expected by March next year,” the minister said.

Acharya said Karnataka had drawn the attention of the world by tapping of hydel power 108 years ago and the State was hogging he limelight once again with the setting up of first solar power plant in South Asia. The plant has been commissioned in a span of ten months, he said
. (DHNS)


Anonymous said...

Great work by the Government.
Government should provide more subsidy (than the exixting one) on solar power installations for houses and offices.Then the solar power plan will be effective and our INDIA will become more 'GREEN'.

QualityPoint said...

I know solar is very important. Its nice.
As of now, solar power and solar related devices are expensive. But it may be reduced if most of the people start using it. Let us see the future of solar power.