In Short : Chhattisgarh has inaugurated its largest solar energy plant in Rajnandgaon. This milestone reflects the state’s commitment to renewable energy and sustainable development. The solar plant contributes to the region’s clean energy goals, reducing carbon emissions and promoting environmental conservation.
In Detail : Raipur : Chhattisgarh has inaugurated the country’s biggest solar energy plant with a battery energy storage system located near the Dhaba village in the Rajnandgaon district. This solar facility established by the Solar Corporation of India (SECI) and Chhattisgarh Power Distribution Company provides a capacity of 100 megawatts.
This solar plant ensures that there will be electricity even during the night generating over five lakh units per day.
This will reduce 4.5 lakh metric tons of carbon emission and boost green energy.
The on-grid solar power plant set-up by the Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) is a significant step towards sustainable energy.
The plant was established on Feb 1, 2024. The plant features a 100-megawatt solar plant equipped with 2,39,000 bifacial solar panels which is producing electricity from both the sides. The plant is expected to generate power for the next seven years using solar energy.
The decision to establish the first solar park in the Bairam hill area of the Rajnandgaon district was taken by the Chhattisgarh government to maximize the use of these hilly terrains for solar power.
The project began in 2016, with the first phase covering five villages and 181.206 hectares and the second phase including four villages and 196-217 hectares.
The project aims to boost sustainable energy development in the region, added the release.