World’s Largest Solar Park Shakti Sthala

World’s largest solar park Shakti Sthala is going to set up in Karnataka (India). And it is a pride for every Indian citizen.

World’s Largest Solar Park Shakti Sthala
The Solar Park

We Indians are very well known to the present growth of our country.

To refurbish our nation there are many more ongoing projects. And the Shakti Sthala is one of them.

The Karnataka government inaugurated the first phase of a 2,000 megawatts (MW) solar park on 1st March 2018 in the drought-prone Pavagada region of Tumkur district, about 180 km from Bangalore.

Pavagada Mountains

The first phase of the park of  16,500 crores will generate 600MW while another 1,400 MW is expected to be completed by December 2018.

The park ties with the center’s scheme to generate 100 gigawatts (GW) of solar power by 2020.

Chief Minister Of Karnataka Shri Siddaramaiah stated: “Karnataka has the third-largest renewable energy producer in the country and has set a target of sourcing at least 20% from renewable sources in the future”.

The Shakti Sthala Solar park has uncrowned the world’s largest solar park situated in China i.e. the Tengger desert solar park.

Before the Tengger desert solar park, Kurnool ultra mega solar park (capacity 1000MW) Panayam Mandal of Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh was the largest solar park in the world.

2000MW Shakti Sthala project spans across 13,000 acres spread over five villages of Karnataka.

The government has leased the land for 25 years from 2300 local farmers at the cost of 21,000 per acres per annum with scope for a 5% increase every two years.

Instead, the conventional method of land acquisition, the government allowed locals to retain the ownership of their property. 

This project is going to build over the most drought-prone region of Pavagada.

Over last five decades, more than 10,000 people have migrated from Pavagada because of parchedness.

Shakti Sthala project will not only generate the clean energy but also improve the economic growth of the drought area.

The main aim of the project is to decrease dependence on traditional power sources and move to environment-friendly ones to meet the growing power needs of the state.

The development of this project initiated by Karnataka Solar Park Development Corp Ltd (KSPDCL) in March 2015 in a joint venture with Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd (KREDL) and Solar Energy Corp of India (SECI).

This solar project is a part of Karnataka Solar Policy 2014-2021 and part of the Siddaramaiah-led government’s “Navakarnataka Nirmana” (building a new Karnataka) campaign.

 

World’s Largest Solar Park Shakti Sthala
Shri Siddaramaiah

This phenomenal world’s largest solar park Shakti Shtala project once again proved the efficiency of Indian Solar Power on the International level.

 KARNATAKA 

Karnataka is a state in the southwestern region of India. The state corresponds to the Carnatic region.

(The Carnatic region is the region of peninsular South India lying between the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats, in the modern Indian states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, northeastern Kerala and southern Andhra Pradesh.)

World’s Largest Solar Park Shakti Sthala
Karnataka in the colored area

Years ago it was known as the State of Mysore but renamed Karnataka in 1973.

The capital and the largest city is Bangalore (Bengaluru). And the present chief minister of Karnataka Mr. Siddaramaiah.

 

World’s Largest Solar Park Shakti Sthala
The Banglore City

Karnataka is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, Goa to the northwest, Maharashtra to the north, Telangana to the northeast, Andhra Pradesh to the east, Tamil Nadu to the southeast, and Kerala to the south.

It is the seventh largest Indian state by area and eighth largest by population.

Kannada, one of the classical languages of India, most widely spoken and official language of  Karnataka alongside Konkani, Tulu, Tamil, Telugu, Kodava, Beary. Karnataka also has the only 3 naturally Sanskrit-speaking districts in India.

Word Karnataka is derived from the Kannada words Karu and nādu, meaning “elevated land”. Karu Nadu may also be read as Karu, meaning “black”, and Nadu, meaning “region”, as a reference to the black cotton soil found in the Bayalu Seeme region of the state.

According to Paleolithic age, Karnataka has been home to some of the most powerful empires of ancient and medieval India.

Karnataka has contributed significantly to both forms of Indian classical music, the Carnatic and Hindustani traditions.

 TOURISM 

Karnataka is a prosperous, irresistible state loaded with a blend of urban cool, glittering palaces, national parks, ancient ruins, beaches, yoga centers and legendary hang-outs.

 

World’s Largest Solar Park Shakti Sthala
Incredible Bangalore

The capital city Bengaluru (Bangalore), a well known IT hub and famous for craft beer, restaurant scene, pubs-discos and sparkling nightlife.

World’s Largest Solar Park Shakti Sthala
The Hard Rock Cafe Banglore

Heading out of town there are evergreen rolling hills of Kodagu, with spice and coffee plantations.

 

coffee-plantation-Coorg

The regal splendor of Mysuru (Mysore), and jungles teeming with monkeys, tigers and Asia’s biggest population of elephants.

There are numerous ruined temple complexes of the Vijayanagara Empire.

On the south bank of the River Tungabhadra, there is the 7th-century Hindu Virupaksha Temple, near the revived Hampi Bazaar.

Hampi is an ancient village in the south Indian state of Karnataka.

 

Virupaksha_temple_Gopuram_Hampi_Vijayanagar

In the Southeast of Hampi, Daroji Bear Sanctuary is home to the Indian sloth bear.

A carved stone chariot stands in front of the huge Vittala Temple site.

The blissful, virtually untouched coastline around Gokarna, blessed with beautiful coves and empty sands.

The huge list of tourist places Karnataka can’t be described in just a few words.

So, leave the tourist trail behind and take a journey to the reminiscent natural beauty of Karnataka.

The Hanging Bridge Karnataka

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