Consider the following statements

  1. Gujarat has the largest solar park in India.
  2. Kerala has a fully solar powered International Airport.
  3. Goa has the largest floating solar photovoltaic project in India.

Which of the statements given below is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3

(d) 3 only


The correct answer is: b) 2 only

  • Statement 1 is incorrect. Rajasthan has the largest solar park in India, not Gujarat. The Bhadla Solar Park in Rajasthan with a capacity of 2245 MW is the world’s largest solar park.
  • Statement 2 is correct. Cochin International Airport in Kerala is the first airport in the world to be fully powered by solar energy. It has a 12 MWp solar power plant.
  • Statement 3 is incorrect. The largest floating solar photovoltaic project in India is located in Andhra Pradesh, not Goa. NTPC has a 100 MW floating solar plant at Ramagundam in Telangana.

So out of the three statements, only statement 2 is correct.

Learn more

  • India has an ambitious target of achieving 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, of which 100 GW is to come from solar energy.
  • As of March 2022, the installed solar energy capacity in India stood at 49.59 GW.
  • Top states in terms of installed solar capacity are Rajasthan, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Gujarat.
  • India has some of the world’s largest solar parks like the Bhadla Solar Park (Rajasthan) and Pavagada Solar Park (Karnataka).
  • Floating solar plants are gaining popularity in India and states like Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have commissioned such projects.
  • Cochin International Airport has set a benchmark by becoming the first fully solar powered airport in the world.
  • The government provides financial assistance and incentives for setting up solar parks and plants under schemes like Solar Park scheme, solar rooftop scheme etc.

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