According to reports, PSU firm manufacturing common salt, Hindustan Salts is in talks to partner another state-owned firm, BHEL to come up with a mega solar power plant, according to Indian Express.
The planned unit is learnt to be Asia’s largest solar power generation facility on about 15,000 acres of unutilized salt pan land in Rajasthan.
Also both the companies are under the planning stage of developing another 23,000 acres of land in Gujarat for setting up a combined solar and wind power capacity adding up to 4,000 MW.
IL&FS and BHEL are doing a feasibility study to install the solar power plant on its land. Out of 57,000 acres of land owned by Hindustan Salts in Rajasthan, 37,000 acres is covered by a lake.
On completion, the plant will have a capacity of 2,500 MW.
BHEL makes PV modules at its Bangalore plant and produces mono and poly silicon based cells and modules from wafers sourced mainly from Japan.