World’s Largest Solar Power Plant Is Now In India

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Moving towards a green initiative and acknowledging the necessities and values of renewable source of energy, the state of Tamil Nadu has achieved one more milestone and is now home to the world’s largest solar power plant.

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Where the world is struggling with adverse weather condition and scarcity of natural resources the human clan has to definitely come up with some innovation  that is out of the box to meet the growing needs of people. Where pollution and the effects of climate change are making headlines almost everywhere in India, this comes as welcome news.

df1a81a7d7Tamil Nadu government has always been forward in supporting the green initiative, in 2015 the government made mandatory to all new multi-storey (more than four floors) buildings in the state to have solar power generation facility.

yourstory-kamuthi-solar-plantAnother environment-friendly challenge to meet the needs of people was fulfilled by The Adani Group. On 30th November The Adani Group unveiled The Kamuthi Solar Power Project, that was completed in Tamil Nadu recently, it has been acclaimed as the world’s largest solar power plant that was constructed in a record time of 8 months. This fine display of ambitious project consists of a whopping 2.5 million (25 Lakh) individual solar molecules in an area of 2,500 acres.  The solar power plant has a capacity of 648 MW and covers an area of 10 sqm/km. Surpassing the Topaz Solar Farm in California which was the largest solar power plant at a single location, with a capacity of 550 MW.

It has a capacity of 648 MW of clean, green power, and will provide electricity to 1.5 lakh homes. The cost of building the plant was approximately 4,500 crores and involved the blood and sweat of 85,000 pairs of hand.

download_1480488568_725x725It has a capacity of 648 MW of clean, green power, and will provide electricity to 1.5 lakh homes. The cost of building the plant was approximately 4,500 crores and involved the blood and sweat of 85,000 pairs of hand.

What’s more interesting is, the solar panels will be cleaned on a daily basis by a robotic system, which is in turn charged by solar power, thereby making it a self-sustaining system. Welcome to the future Indians !

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In an interview, Gautam Adani, Chairman of the Adani Group told, “We have a deep commitment to nation-building. We plan to produce 11,000 MW of solar energy in the next five years, putting India on the global map of renewable energy.

gautam_adani_This is a momentous occasion for Tamil Nadu as well as for the entire country. We are… happy to dedicate this plant to the nation. A plant of this magnitude reinstates the country’s ambitions of becoming one of the leading green energy producers in the world,” said Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group.

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