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World's Largest Solar Park Inaugurated in Karnataka

Published on March 01, 2018
Karnataka has added a feather in its hat by launching the Shakti Sthala Solar Park, world's largest solar park with 2000 Megawatt capacity.

World's Largest Solar Park Inaugurated in Karnataka

  • The solar park, located in the bone-dry region of Pavagada, is spread across 13,000 acres covering five villages. It is special because people’s participation in power generation model put forward in implementing the project. 
  •  The project had been conceptualised, planned and built in three years with a total expenditure of INR 165 Billion 
  • The solar park infrastructure was developed by Karnataka Solar Power Development Corporation Limited (KSPDCL), a joint venture between Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL). The 2GW(AC) of capacity has been separated into eight sections of 250MW.


The solar park will help 2,300 farmers earn up to Rs 21,000 per acre of land and has been executed at a cost of Rs 16,500 crore.
The government has taken the lease from the farmers - a very strong lease which can't be broken by the farmer - and then this land is then leased back to the developers. The farmer will still possess the land after the plant life and the total cost is also fragmented over the years rather than being charged everything up front.

Expected Questions

In which of the following states is world's largest solar park inaugurated?
a. Telangana
b. Kerala
c. Karnataka
d. Andhra Pradesh

What is the name of the world's largest solar park inaugurated in Karnataka?
a. Surya Shakti Solar Park
b. Shakti Sthala Solar Park
c. Shakti Poorn Solar Park
d. Shakti Sarthi Solar Park

In which of the following regions is the world's largest solar park inaugurated in Karnataka?
a. Pavagada
b. Bagalkot
c. Haveri
d. Shimoga

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