Electricity in PatanPatan in Gujarat is fast emerging as an industrial town. It is one of those fortunate towns and cities of Gujarat that enjoys adequate flow of electricity. There are many power plants around the town that produce enough electricity to be consumed in the area.
Charanka Solar Power Plant in PatanThe Charanka village is home to Asia’s largest solar park. It is considered to be the world’s second largest producer of electricity. There are numerous rows of photovoltaic cells or solar panels extended on an area of 2,965 acres that harness the sun. These rows of photovoltaic cells or solar panels generate around 214 MW on daily basis, which is more than 200 MW in China Golmund Solar park.
The project has been proven to be successful due to Gujarat solar policy and the National Solar Mission (NSM). This project accounts for the total of 80% India's installed capacity.
Besides Charanka solar park in Patan, there are more solar parks expanded across 13 sun-kissed districts. They are spread over 2,375 acres of non-arable land. To construct solar power plants with more than 40 MW capacities, 84 developers have joined hands.
Electricity Prices in PatanThe electricity tariff in Patan is similar to the tariffs across the Gujarat. People are charged Rs.15 per KWH for first 12 years. However, after 12 years, people are charged Rs.5 per KWH till 25th year. As per national solar policy, the tariffs of electricity are fixed to Rs.17 for photovoltaic and Rs15 for solar thermal for 25 years.
Hydro-Electricity in PatanThere are numerous canals and dams in Patan that have helped the government to generate hydroelectricity through them. Hydroelectricity makes it easy for the government to cope with the growing needs of electricity. It cuts the situations of consistent power cuts.
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