Pavagada Mega Solar Park, Karnataka, India

Last Modified: Sat Dec 28 2019 23:59:23 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 2,000 MW
    planned installed capacity of the Pavagada Mega Solar Park located in the drought-prone Pavagada region of Tumkur district, about 180 km from Bengaluru.
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    proposed to be generated per year.
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    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
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    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the park is completely operational.
  • 5,260 hectares
    of land in a drought prone area spread over 5 villages will be used for the park. The land for the solar park has been taken on a 25-year lease by the government from around 2,300 farmers. The projects will be connected to Karnataka Solar Power Development Corporation Ltd (KSPDCL) substations.
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    solar panels will be used.
  • 3
    major organizations that are leading the development of the park: Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd (KREDL) and Solar Energy Corp. of India (SECI). Distribution: Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited.
  • Rs 16,500 crore
    Estimated cost of the project.
  • Rs 21,000
    Amount that each of the 2,300 farmers that have leased their land will be paid for each acre as annual rent, with scope for a 5% increase every two years.
  • 9
    Independent Power Producers bid for projects over 4 rounds. Click / Tap for list of all the projects, along with their generation capacity, date of award and date of commissioning.
  • 27 Dec 2019
    The last project is commissioned and the mega solar park is fully operational!