India has built the World’s Largest Solar Power Plant

After eight months of construction, India has finally finished its new solar power farm in Kamuthi which will replace California’s Topaz Farm as the World’s Biggest Solar Plant.
This massive facility packs 684 megawatts, which is sufficient to power 150000 homes and consists of 2.5 million solar modules, 576 inverters, 154 transformers as well as 6000 kilometers of cables.
The Kamuthi Solar plant spreads over 2,500 acres or 10 square kilometers of land and costs a total of $679 million to build which is exactly equal to 46,34,68,08,550 Indian Rupee. On the other hand, Topaz Farm generates 550 megawatts of power and took almost two years to build at a cost of 2.5 billion US dollars.
Adani Group sponsored and oversaw the project. “Before us, the largest solar power plant at a single location was in California in the U.S. 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,” said Adani CEO Vneet Jaain.
With the introduction of this solar farm, India is expected to become the world’s third-biggest solar market from next year, trailing behind China and the US.
India still has a long way to go to accomplish its goal to generate solar energy for 60 million homes by 2022 and to accomplish the plans to produce 40 percent of its power needs from non- fossil fuels by 2030.

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