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MoU Signed For Enormous 4,000 MW Solar Project In India

The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises of India, which comprises six companies, announced yesterday that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to construct a 4,000 MW ultra-mega solar power project (UMSPP).

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This project is expected to take seven years to complete, according to the MoU, and the first phase this solar project will be 1,000 MW — this can power up to 1.3 million homes (assuming an average power consumption of 3 kW).

The addition of this project would lessen the likelihood of power shortages (caused by fuel shortages), and reduce India’s reliance on oil, providing economic and smog-reduction benefits. The latter are especially helpful given that, in some cases, smog has gotten so extreme that people cannot see where they are going. With smog thick enough to obstruct visibility, the serious health problems, and even death, it is causing are staggering.

The following people represented the project before Shri Praful Patel, Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises and the Minister of New and Renewable Energy, Farooq Abdullah: Shri Prasada Rao of Baharat Heavy Electricals, Shri Rajendra Nimde of the government-run Solar Energy Corporation of India, Shri Tandon of land provider Sambhar Salt Lake, Shri Nayak of Power Grid, Shri Singh of Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited, and Shri Jain of Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited.

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