The Gujarat government intends to develop Dwarka as an attractive pilgrimage tourist destination by introducing solar power on the model of the Sun Temple in Modhera. On Sunday, state Finance and Energy Minister Kanubhai Desai declared this while launching a solar power unit at Vapi GIDC’s Center for Excellence.
The 40 kW solar power unit has 125 panels and can generate 130 units of electricity per day. The project, which will cost Rs 20 lakh in total, is expected to save Rs 8.20 per kWh on an annual electricity bill of Rs 3.20 lakh. Every day, the Center of Excellence consumes 442 KW of electricity. Once the unit is completed, solar energy will provide 30 percent of the electricity.