HYDERABAD: As many as four solar energy plants of five mega watts each with a total generation of 20 MW would be established at Aleru, Mulugu, Siddipet and Nellore.
The state government gave its consent to Ms Anjani Power Generation Private Limited for setting up these plants in the above four places.
Addressing a press conference at the Secretariat here on Friday, information and technology minister Ponnala Lakshamaiah said that about 100 acres has been allocated to these plants. Though one acre is required for one MW unit, but keeping in view the future requirements 100 acres has been earmarked, he added.
The minister said that the state government has decided to start an engineering course in solar energy from the next academic year at the National Institute of Technology in Warangal.
On behalf of the state government, the minister will participate in the threeday Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, the annual congregation of nonresident Indians and persons of Indian origin in Jaipur from Saturday.
Over 1,500 delegates from various countries would participate in the annual event. President Pratibha Patil would present awards on Monday.
Departments of major industries, tourism, AP State Financial Corporation, AP Trade Corporation, Handicraft Development Corporation, APCO and other departments would participate in the meeting.