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Rewa Solar Project

  Jul 31, 2020

Rewa Solar Project

Rewa Solar Project is recently inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it is Asia’s largest 750 MW solar power project. It is located at Rewa in Madhya Pradesh.

The Solar Park was developed by the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL), a Joint Venture Company of Madhya Pradesh UrjaVikas Nigam Limited (MPUVN), and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a Central Public Sector Undertaking.

Q. What is its significance?

Q. What is India’s renewable energy targets sector-wise?

 A. India’s commitment to attain the target of 175 GW of installed renewable energy capacity by the year 2022, including 100 GW of Solar installed capacity ,60 GW from solar photovoltaic and 40 GW from rooftop solar.60 GW from Wind Energy ,10 GW from Biomass and 5 GW from Small Hydro.

Q. What are types of solar energy grid?

Solar for grid connected electricity:

Grid interactive solar energy is derived from solar photovoltaic cells and concentrated solar power Plants on a large scale.

Solar for off-grid solutions:

While, the areas with easier grid access are utilising grid connectivity, the places where utility power is scant or too expensive to bring, have no choice but to opt for their own generation.

They generate power from a diverse range of small local generators using both fossil fuels (diesel, gas) and locally available renewable energy technologies (solar PV, wind, small hydro, biomass, etc.) with or without its own storage (batteries). This is known as off-grid electricity.

Q. What are few advantages of solar energy?

Advantages

Q. What are some of challenges in its adoption?

A. Challenges in adoption

Q. What are some of Government’s initiatives to boost solar production?

Q. What are some of International Initiatives for same?

Q. What is SECI in this regard?

A. Solar Energy Corporation of India ltd (SECI) is a CPSU under the administrative control of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), set up on 20th Sept, 2011 to facilitate the implementation of National Solar Mission and achievement of targets set therein. It is the only CPSU dedicated to the solar energy sector. It was originally incorporated as a section-25 (not for profit) company under the Companies Act, 1956. 

 In the present outlook of the RE sector, especially solar energy, SECI has a major role to play in the sector’s development. The company is responsible for implementation of a number of schemes of MNRE, major ones being the VGF schemes for large-scale grid-connected projects under National Solar Mission, solar park scheme and grid-connected solar rooftop scheme, along-with a host of other specialised schemes such as defense scheme, canal-top scheme, Indo-Pak border scheme etc. In addition, SECI has ventured into solar project development on turnkey basis for several PSUs. The company also has a power trading license and is active in this domain through trading of solar power from projects set up under the schemes being implemented by it.