MMRDA to come up with solar park

Landfill at Taloja will be the site for the project


Geetanjali Minhas | October 30, 2010

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is planning to set up a Solar Park at Taloja. The park will come up on the common regional landfill site on a 117-hectare plot in the area.

The region has a sun yield of five hours a day for more than 200 days per year.  Presently, as a thumb rule, 1 MW a power can be tapped from 2.5 to 3 ha of land.

"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," said M R Shah, principal advisor, SWM project cell, MMRDA,

The requirement of land for processing unit will be around 17 hectares and around 25-30 ha for land filling at any time.  For greater energy generation  MMRDA is  also considering hybrid, a combination of solar power and wind energy.



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