India builds world’s largest solar power plant under eight months

India builds world’s largest solar power plant under eight months
14/12/2016 , by , in ALLIED

India just unveiled the world’s largest solar power plant, the plant was constructed in just eight months in the Kamuthi solar plant in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The new plant stretches over 4 square miles of land and it comes with 648 megawatts of electricity. The solar panel features 2.5 million individual solar modules and can produce enough electricity to power around 150,000 homes.

Adani Group CEO Vneet S Jaain said: “Before us, the largest solar power plant at a single location was in California in the US. That was 550 MW and was completed in around three years. We wanted to set up a solar plant of 648 MW in a single location in less than a year.” He also announced this plant is part of “a phase of revolutionising the renewable energy ecosystem of India” with solar parks, solar power-plants and manufacturing facilities.

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