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Assam Switches On: Big Solar Push Aims to Brighten the State's Future

14 Mar 2024

Shining a Light on Sustainability: Assam is gearing up for a solar revolution under the leadership of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma!

Why Solar? Here's the Power Play:

  • Clean Energy Champion: CM Sarma recognizes solar energy as a key driver in India's journey to become a global green energy leader.

  • Central Government Support: The PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijlee Yojna provides a significant boost, offering subsidies to residents who install solar panels.

  • Making Solar Accessible: Combined central and state government subsidies, along with a lower resident contribution, make solar power a viable option for a wider range of income brackets.

  • Meeting Power Demands: With a current demand of 2,200 MW, Assam aims to bridge the gap and ensure reliable electricity access through solar energy initiatives.

Assam's Solar Journey Takes Flight:

  • Policy Power: The state's forward-thinking 2017 solar policy laid the groundwork for this exciting shift. Ambitious targets and clear timelines are paving the way for a brighter future.

  • Floating Solar First: The first-of-its-kind 10.50 JW floating solar power plant in Thanagarh village is a testament to Assam's innovative spirit. This model has the potential to be replicated across the state's many wetlands, maximizing resource utilization.

  • Scaling Up with Amguri: The inauguration of the region's largest solar power plant (70 MW) in Amguri town marks a significant milestone in Assam's solar power ambitions.

By embracing solar energy, Assam is making a giant leap towards a cleaner, more sustainable future. This initiative not only tackles energy demands but also positions Assam as a leader in the green energy race.

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