“Solarization of Konark” is a project proposed under the High Visibility Solar Applications Scheme and Off-grid Solar Power Scheme of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India. The project prima facie envisages the Solarization of Konark Notified Area Council (NAC). The broad objective of the project is minimizing the overall carbon footprint of the NAC through the replacement of conventional grid power by solar energy. This primarily entails the installation of a grid connected solar power plant of suitable capacity so as to make Konark a Z-NET (zero net energy) NAC. It further explores the relevance and scope of introducing various on-grid and off-grid applications of solar power in the context of the NAC such as street lighting, provision of clean drinking water, e-public transport system etc.
Aditi Solar is executing a high visibility solar application scheme under Smart City Project at Konark, Odisha.