The ministry of new and renewable energy plans to set up four solar-based ultra mega power projects (UMPPs) to bring down the cost of power.
They would come up at Sambhar in Rajasthan, Khargoda in Gujarat and Ladakh and Kargil in J&K, said joint secretary in the ministry Tarun Kapoor at Intersolar India conference here. "We have thermal-based UMPPs, but now we are exploring the possibility of setting up mega solar projects. The aim is to bring down the cost of power to nearly Rs 5 per unit," he said.