Hybrid solar wind farm. Image: Diyana Dimitrova Shutterstock

The Khavda hybrid solar park in India will be expanded over the next five years. It is expected to generate 1.5 gigawatts of wind power and 750 megawatts of solar power.

Gujarat is a state of Western india. It is the sixth in area and the ninth most populated. It is characterized by strong industrialization, with a strong oil refining capacity given the presence of companies in the sector.

Despite their dependence on fossil fuels as an energy source, they have a solar-wind hybrid park that will be expanded by the company Adany Green Energy. It aims to become the most largest in the world over the next five years.

Hybrid park in Khavda.

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The investment will be made by the company Adani Green Energy, a joint venture between the government of Rajasthan and the Adani Group, an Indian multinational conglomerate based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The group manages several activities, in various sectors such as energy, logistics, agrifood, financial services and defense.

In addition to the planned expansion of the park, Adani will also invest in the expansion of solar photovoltaic generation capacity, establishing a project of copper smelting and refining million tonnes and a cement and clinker manufacturing unit.

The estimated cost of the investment is seven thousand seven hundred million dollars and will provide 1.5 gigawatts of wind power and 750 megawatts of solar power.

Adani has signed similar investment agreements with the neighboring state of Rajasthan, rich in solar resources. In 2015, the company signed an agreement with the state government for a plant for 10 gigawatts solar capacity.

According to the agreement, they will be installed 10 gigawatts of solar power in the districts of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. In the first phase, 2 gigawatts of capacity will be installed. An auction of 500 megawatts of capacity in the first phase has already been completed.

With this project, Gujarat consolidates its renewable project policy, which seeks to establish wind farms and hybrid wind-solar farms throughout the state.

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