Modhera: India’s first 24×7 solar-powered village

  • On 9 October 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone and dedicated various projects worth over Rs 3900 crore to the nation in Modhera.
  • During the occasion, PM also declared village Modhera as India’s first 24×7 solar-powered village.

About the Solar Powered Village

  • Modhera will be India’s first village to become a net renewable energy generator.
    • It will be the first modern village to have a solar-based ultra-modern electric vehicle charging station.
    • It is India’s first grid-connected megawatt-hours (MWh) scale battery energy storage system.
Modhera Temple

  • Modhera is famous for its Sun temple.
  • It was built by King Bhima-I of the Chalukya dynasty.
  • It is made to honour the Sun God in Modhera village of Mehsana district on the bank of River Pushpavati.
  • In 2014, Modhera Sun Temple entered the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • It enjoys the same significance as the other two well-known sun temples in Kashmir (Martand Sun Temple) and Odisha (Konark Sun Temple).