World’s Largest Solar Power Plant in India

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The world’s largest power plant went online in India. The solar plant, funded by Ahmadabad based Adani group, impressively completed in just 8 months. The largest solar plant is installed in India on 21 September 2016. The plant is situated in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu, with a capacity of 648 MW which is more than the previous largest solar farm, the Topaz Solar Farm in California with a capacity of 550 MW.

Just a year ago India had become the first country to the completely solar powered international airport. India has been aggressively increasing its solar energy capacity over the last few years.

The solar panels are cleaned every day by the robotic system, charged by its own solar panels. 8,500 workers were involved in this massive project. 576 inverters, 154 transformers as well as around 6,000 kilometers of cables were used in this project. The power plant took 679 million dollars to construct. About 2.59 million solar modules were placed in an area of around 10 sq km.

Furthermore,  when in full swing, the plant is capable of producing electricity for 1,50,000 houses.

India’s total installed capacity is across 10GW. India plans to power 60 million homes from solar power by 2020. The country has also planned t meet 40 percent of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2030, the country appears to reduce the dependency on fossil fuel to power home and industries along with reducing air pollution.As solar power increases, India is expected to become the world’s third-biggest solar market from next year onwards, after China and US.

As solar power increases, India is expected to become the world’s third-biggest solar market from next year onwards, after China and US.

On 1 July 2017, solar panel tariff is hit all time low of Rs 3.47 per unit.

The switch in not polluting technology will reduce carbon emission, especially in polluted cities.  The solar alliances aim to raise $ 1 billion to increase solar capacity and infrastructure cost.