Dhirubhai Ambani Solar Park

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Dhirubhai Ambani Solar Park
Dhirubhai Ambani Solar Park is located in Rajasthan
Dhirubhai Ambani Solar Park
Location of Dhirubhai Ambani Solar Park
Country India
Location Pokhran
Coordinates 26°45′47″N 72°00′51″E / 26.76306°N 72.01417°E / 26.76306; 72.01417Coordinates: 26°45′47″N 72°00′51″E / 26.76306°N 72.01417°E / 26.76306; 72.01417
Status Operational
Commission date 31 March 2012
Owner(s) Reliance Power
Solar farm
Type Flat-panel PV
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 40 (installed)
300 MW (max. planned)
Annual generation 60

The Dhirubhai Ambani Solar Park at Dhursar village near Pokhran in the Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan is one of a large number of solar parks expected to be built in a 35,000 km2 area of the Thar Desert that has been reserved for solar power projects. The solar park was named after the late Dhirubhai Ambani, the founder of Reliance Industries, and was constructed using 500,000 modules by First Solar, and covers an area of 350 acres (140 ha).[1]

India has a target of developing 22,000 MW of solar power plants, and an additional 8,000 MW is expected in local generation, bringing the total to 30,000 MW by 2022. Speaking at the dedication of the park, the new and renewable energy minister hoped that Rajasthan alone would exceed 22,000 MW by then.[2][3]

A 100 MW solar thermal project at the same location has been synchronized in November, 2014.[4]

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  1. ^ First Solar Powers 40 MW (AC) Solar Power Plant, One of India's Largest
  2. ^ 40MW solar energy plant starts power production
  3. ^ 40MW solar appetite plant starts energy production
  4. ^ Reliance Power commissions world's largest Solar CSP project in Rajasthan