Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has planned to develop 1000 MW solar park in a clustered manner under Ultra Mega Solar Power Project (UPSPP) scheme of the central government.
A detailed project has been prepared for the solar park and submitted to Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Energy minister Pranab Prakash Das told the state Assembly on Tuesday.
Notably, the state government has directed different district Collectors to identify 5,000 acres of land for the purpose.
Odisha receives an average solar radiation of 5.5k Wh/sqm area with around 300 clear sunny days every year.
Several districts including Nabarangpur, Sundargarh and Balangir are the best places for establishment solar parks as these districts receive more sunlight than other districts, said an official.