India Unveils the World’S Largest Solar Power Plant (Download PDF)

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Gautam Adani unveils world’s largest solar power plant in Tamil Nadu. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Solar Alliance initiative at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, the country appears to be on schedule to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels to power homes and industries.

Location of world's largest solar power plant Kamuthi

Location of World’s Largest Solar Power Plant Kamuthi

Location of world’s largest solar power plant Kamuthi

Highlights

  • As solar power increases, India expected to become the world’s third-biggest solar market from next year onwards, after China and the US.
  • India still need to increase its take-up of solar panels if it is to achieve the ambitious targets set by the government.
  • It estimated to produce enough electricity to power about 150,000 homes.

About Solar Power Plant

  • The plant is set up at Kamuthi, Ramanathapuram, in Tamil Nadu with an investment of Rs. 4,550 crore.
  • The entire 648-mw plant is now connected with Kamuthi 400 KV sub-station of Tantransco.
  • The solar plant has been built in eight months and funded by the Adani Group.
  • It cleaned every day by a robotic system, charged by its own solar panels.
  • The plant consists of 3.80 lakh foundations, 25 lakh solar modules, 27,000 mt of structure, 576 inverters, 154 transformers along with 6,000-km cables.
  • For setting up the factory, the company had sourced equipment and machinery from various parts of the world in a timeframe of eight months.
  • About 8,500 personnel worked for an average about 11 mw of installation in a day to set up the plant in the stipulated time.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 1, 2016

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