Sanand seems to be also gaining preference for unique projects. Even as plans are afoot to develop the exact replicas of ‘Seven Wonders of the World” in the area, the erstwhile sleepy town is now gearing up to house yet another first-of-its-kind project – a solar power plant to be built on Narmada branch canal passing through Sanand. The Gujarat government has decided to install solar power panels on one km stretch of Narmada branch canal near Sanand. To be developed on public private partnership (PPP) model, the solar plant on Narmada branch canal would generate one Mw of power, once fully operational. The solar project is expected to save 100,000 litres of water a year by reducing evaporation of canal water in that particular stretch of one km. The entire stretch would be covered by solar panels, thereby reducing evaporation of water.