Indian Prime Minister Narendre Modi laid the foundations Tuesday for what he said would be the world's largest renewable Energy park, set to produce a massive 30 gigawatts of electricity.
The vast project in the Kutch region of western Gujarat state spread over an area of 72,600 hectares (the size of Singapore) will contain solar panels, solar energy storage units, and windmills.
The hybrid Renewable energy pack will be th largest in the world and generate 30,000 megawatts of power, Modi said as he inaugurated the energy park as well as an adjacent desalination plant.
"Energy secuirity and water secuirity are vital in the 21st century", Modi said "The two major projects of the renewable energy parck and the desalination plant inaugurated today in Kutch are steps toward achieving the two. the energy park will be targetted to generate up to 175 GW in renewable energy by 2022 and 450 GW by 2030, it will also help the world's most populous country reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 5o million tonnes per year.