THE GUJARAT government under Narendra Modi has emerged as the hub for solar power generation with Charanka solar power project in the Banaskantha district of the state generating over 600 megawatt power. Gujarat was the first state to launch a full-fledged climate department and launched a comprehensive solar policy in 2009 to address growing environmental concerns and power generation.
The state authorities had entered into an arrangement using the Clinton Climate Initiative under Clinton Foundation on September seven, 2009 to boost generation of photo voltaic electrical power. “Gujarat is definitely the initial state in India to realize the obligatory requirement of electrical power created from renewable resources. It can be way in advance of your other states as far as solar energy is worried. We have now been ready to make the most of arid land into successful units,” Purushottam Rupala, Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat, told Sahara Time.

“The Gujarat govt gives rewards during the Solar Energy Coverage which includes exemption from electrical power duty and demand reduce of fifty per cent of the installed ability. The state schemes to take a position Rs 12,000 crore in the photo voltaic power sector by 2014 to produce 716 MW of photo voltaic electric power. This would help in steering clear of use of eight.seventy five lakh tonnes of coal and curb 12.50 lakh tonnes of co2 emission, each year. It absolutely was imagined to present employment to 5,000 people. Gujarat Electricity and Improvement Agency (GEDA) and Gujarat Strength Corporation Ltd are the state government businesses for facilitation and implementation of Solar Electricity Coverage – 2009,” claimed a Gujarat government official.
In one more government initiative using a see to creating Gandhinagar a photovoltaic city, the state government has launched a roof-top photo voltaic electricity era scheme. Below this scheme, the state has planned to produce 5MW of solar electric power by putting solar power panels on about fifty state government properties and on five hundred personal properties. The state has also a prepare to replicate this challenge in Rajkot, Surat, Bhavnagar and Vadodara in 2012-13.