On Friday, PM Narendra Modi launched the largest solar power plant in MP through video- conferencing. This solar power plant has been launched in Rewa, MP. Narendra Modi has said that after this launch, MP will emerge as the major hub for cheap and clean power in the country.
Modi said that solar energy will be a medium of energy requirement in the 21st century. This is because solar power is pure and secure. The country is now among the top 5 world producers of solar power. The most attractive global market for clean energy in now India.
Narendra Modi also said that the Delhi metro will also get power from the solar power plant of Rewa. He said that with the launch of the solar power plant in Rewa, not only the nearby industries will get benefits, but also the Delhi metro. There is work underway on the solar power plants of Shajapur, Chattarpur, and Neemuch.
There are three solar generating units in the Rewa Project. They are of 250 MW each and are located on a 500-hectare plot of land which is situated inside the Solar Park. The Solar Park is an area of 1500 hectares.
The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) has developed the Solar Park. The RUMSL is a joint venture of the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), the Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVN), and a Central Public Sector Undertaking.
Narendra Modi has also said that 36 crores of LED bulbs have been distributed all-over India in the last six years. Around 1 crore LED bulbs have been installed in the streetlights only. It has had a major impact even though it might sound regular.