Solar park land

According to the news item "Solar park area, capacity enhanced" (May 12), the Punjab government is to provide 15,000 acres for the solar park to generate 1,500 MW. Actually, you need only 4,692 acres for the purpose, so 5,000 acres would have been more than sufficient. Why is the government allocating so much land for the purpose?

Shakir Lakhani
Printed in DAWN, May 24, 2014