MMRDA aims setting up Solar Park at TALOJA
Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is aiming setting up a Solar Park on a 117 hectare plot at Taloja, Maharashtra. According to M R Shah, Principal Advisor, SWM Project Cell, MMRDA, "there is a sizable land in hand available, which we are aiming to utilize for development of a Solar Park and also Organic Farming, as the compost from the treatment facility will be freely available and moreover this sizable piece of land will be gradually will be used for land filling activity". As per area planning, the requirement of land for processing unit will be around 17 hectares whereas for land filling activity at any time will be around 25-30 Hectares, sufficient to take care of longer period
Solar Park, non-conventional energy source is getting a big boost which attracts many direct/indirect benefits from the Governmentt. The cost of land in setting-up a Solar Park determines the viability of such projects. Since availability of land for such projects will be at Zero land cost, it will be a win-win situation. He further informed that in this region Sun yield is exellent for 5 hours a day and for more than 200 days per year, which is an ideal requirement for such projects. One MW power can be tapped from 2.5 to 3 Ha. of land. There is also a new trend of Hybrid, a combination of solar park and wind energy which is a popular and modern trend which also can be considered to generate more energy.