Why in Pavagada?
Pavagada, being the most drought-prone state, witnessed large-scale migration over the last decade. With the solar park, the government aims to help local farmers and also create a source of unlimited clean energy.
Where is it located?
The 2,000 MW solar park, also called the Shakti Sthala, is situated at Pavagada in Tumakuru district of Karnataka. This solar park is touted to be the world’s biggest solar power installation. It is spread over 13,000 acres of land across five villages and is worth Rs 16,500 crore.
This mega project was conceptualized, planned & built in just 3 yrs & is testament of our commitment towards development
Known as Shakti Sthala, the solar park with the capacity of generating 2000 MW power was created by 2300 farmers.
13,000 acres of land across five villages
16,500 crore invested
Rs 21,000 per acre as rental
Rs 3.30 per unit