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Madhya Pradesh To Get The World’s Largest Solar Power Plant

The Madhya Pradesh government is planning to build the world’s largest solar power station that will be capable of producing 750 Megawatts (MW) of power.

Global tenders for commissioning the plant which will be built on 1,500 hectares of land in the Rewa district will be floated shortly, and if everything goes according to plan the plant will being producing energy by March 2017.

The project will be a joint venture between Solar Energy Corporation of India and MP Urja Vikas Nigam, where each party will hold a 50% stake. The cost for the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar project will come to around Rs 7.6 cr per MW.

Currently, the Welspun solar project in Neemunch (400km from Bhopal) which is spread across 305 hectares of land is the largest solar project in Asia. The largest solar plant in the world is the 392MW Ivanpah Solar Power Facility in the Mojave Desert in California, US.

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