The solar power park with a power generation capacity of 600MW, covering approximately 3,000 acres of wasteland bordering the Rann of Kutch, will generate two-thirds of India's total 900MW of solar power production.
"Gujarat dedicates 600MW of solar power to the nation presently. We are celebrating the launch of Agni V and the dedication of 600MW solar power park in Gujarat," Modi said on micro-blogging site Twitter.
According to the Gujarat government, the solar project will lead to a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions to the tune of eight million tonnes and save 9,00,000 tonnes of natural gas annually.
Under its Solar Power Policy, the state government had signed memorandums of understanding for generation of 968.5MW of solar power by the end of this year.
Other projects will be developed at Anand, Banaskantha, Jamnangar, Junagadh, Kutch, Porbandar, Rajkot, Surat and Surendranagar.
The Gujarat Solar Park is an innovative concept of the state government to promote solar installations, in which it allocated developed land to the project developers with the entire infrastructure, including power evacuation, roads and water for commissioning of the power project put on fast track.
Gujarat will also host the 'India Solar Summit 2012: Investment and Technology Expo' in Gandhinagar on April 20 and 21.