Gujarat

Energy (2) Sun

The Charanka solar park, in the Indian state of Gujarat, covers a 20 sq km area; it should attain 1 GW of production capacity when completed. From January to October 2012 the electric output was 686 GWh, so taking into account a per capita yearly electric power consumption of 616 KWh in 2010 according to the World Bank, would serve for a year more than 1,11 million Indian citizens (or slightly more than 111.000 Spaniards, 88.700 French, or 51.000 persons from the US…). It concentrates a set of solar panels from different firms.

The project is associated to an hydraulic system whose canals will be at least partially covered by solar panels, as to reduce the evaporation losses, relevant near the dessert.