Dhirubhai Ambani Solar Park
|Dhirubhai Ambani Solar Park|
|Commission date||31 March 2012|
|Nameplate capacity||40 MWAC
Planned: 300 MW
|Annual output||60 GWh|
The Dhirubhai Ambani Solar Park at Dhursar village near Pokhran in the Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan is a 40-megawatt (MWAC) photovoltaic power station commissioned in 2012. It 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 CdTe-modules by First Solar, and covers an area of 350 acres (140 ha).
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.
A 100 MW solar thermal project at the same location has been synchronized in November, 2014.