India to build 2,500 acre solar power
Renewable energy is central to India’s bid for future economic growth, say the owners of the Kamuthi solar plant.
The facility in Kamuthi, in the state of Tamil Nadu, opened in September, with a capacity of 648 megawatts, making it one of the world’s largest solar plants.
Built by Indian company Adani Power in just eight months, its 2,500 acre site is the equivalent of 60 Taj Mahals.
Jaain said that the town of Kamuthi was a perfect location for solar power generation.
“For such a mega-sized solar power plant, we required a huge patch of land, also that had good solar radiation and a proximity to the port for logistics purposes. All this we found at Kamuthi in Tamil Nadu.”