State-run NLC India today formally began the construction work for solar power projects with 4,000 MW capacity in Neyveli, about 210 km from here.
These projects are being taken up under the National Solar Mission announced by the Centre.
As part of this, construction of 65 MW solar power plant on 325 acres in the township began with Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) India CMD, Sarat Kumar Acharya formally kick-starting the construction activities.
About 2.38 lakh solar photo voltaic modules (solar panels) each with a power generating capacity of 280/310 watt would be installed under the project, a company statement said.
The power generated would be synchronised with Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, it said.
On the 130 MW solar power project being set up at Barsingsar, Rajasthan, the statement further said, it was waiting to sign the power purchase agreement with the government of Rajasthan in this regard.