Rewa, a small town in Madhya Pradesh is now home to one of Asia’s large single-site solar parks. While it has been in operation since December 2019, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally inaugurated the 750 MW capacity ultra-mega solar park on the 10th of July 2020 via a video conference and dedicated the plant to the nation.
In his inaugural address, the PM stressed on the need for India to be ‘Atma-Nirbhar’ in the solar energy space. Sighting India as one of the top 5 solar power producers in the world today, he reiterated that economic development and environmental sustainability should not be seen as two opposing entities.
Though the REWA solar park is not India’s first ultra-mega solar park, it has quite a few distinctive features to its credit.