National News-Daily Digest: 3 Key Updates
1. Andhra Pradesh to set up solar-wind hybrid project with battery back-up
Andhra Pradesh is planning to develop a 160 MW solar-wind hybrid project with battery back-up facility.
Significantly, this is the first such project to be developed in the country.
The project, to be developed on a 750-800 acre site, is expected to be tendered out by the Solar Energy Corporation of India.Solar-wind energy hybrid projects are relatively new for India, and projects of this nature are expected to set the tone for future projects.
2. Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli becomes 23rd district to be included in National Capital Region
Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district was included in the National Capital Region (NCR), making it the 23rd district to be included in the region.
The NCR includes thirteen districts of Haryana, eight districts of UP, and two districts of Rajasthan. It was constituted in 1985 as an interstate regional planning area.
3. Kerala launches India’s largest floating solar power plant
Kerala has inaugurated India’s largest floating solar power plant at the Banasura Sagar dam in Wayanad district. The plant is worth approximately ₹9.25 crore, floats on 6,000 square metres of water surface.