Himachal aims to become green state by 2026 with major solar initiatives
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Himachal aims to become green state by 2026 with major solar initiatives

Bhanjal Solar Project will generate 10.54 million units of energy per year

One – In a bold step towards achieving its environmental goals, Himachal Pradesh is accelerating its transformation towards becoming a green state by 2026 through a series of ambitious solar energy initiatives. Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu highlighted this vision while inaugurating the 5-megawatt Bhanjal Solar Power Project in Una district.

The Bhanjal Solar Power Project, commissioned by HP Power Corporation Limited, will cover 9 hectares and is expected to be completed in eight months. The Rs 31-crore initiative will generate 10.54 million units of power per year, contributing Rs 3.82 crore to the state. The project, which has 30,000 solar modules, will also help reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 396 tonnes per year.

Addressing the gathering, CM Sukhu highlighted the twin benefits of the Bhanjal project: reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 396 tonnes per annum and strengthening the state’s renewable energy potential. The initiative is closely aligned with Himachal Pradesh’s broader strategy to promote sustainable development and combat climate change.

The Prime Minister also highlighted the recent milestones in the expansion of solar energy in Una district. Notably, the inauguration of the 32-megawatt Pekhubela Solar Power Project, completed in a record time of eight months at a cost of Rs 220 crore, highlights the state’s rapid progress in harnessing solar energy.

Looking ahead, Himachal Pradesh aims to further expand its renewable energy portfolio by launching a 10 MW solar power project at Kutlehar with an investment of ₹67.82 crores. These initiatives are an integral part of the state government’s ambitious plan to make Himachal Pradesh a model of environmental stewardship and economic resilience.