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Where is the world’s largest solar power plant?

|1 December 2016|


The world’s largest solar energy plant is located in India, at Kamuthi, Ramanathapuram in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

At  648 megawatts (MW), the plant – funded by the Adani Group – is an integral part of the state’s goal of generating 3,000 MW. Adani Green Energy (Tamil Nadu) Ltd – a part of the Adani Group – announced in September it is dedicating the record-breaking renewable energy site to the nation.

Mr Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group said: “We are extremely 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. I would like to express our deepest gratitude to the Chief Minister and the government of Tamil Nadu for their valuable support and guidance in achieving this gigantic feat.”

The largest solar power plant at a single location, it comprises of 3,80,000 foundations, 25,00,000 solar modules, 6000 km length of cables; and is cleaned daily by “a robotic system, charged by its own solar panels,” according to Aljazeera.



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Iain Robertson
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Iain is an experienced writer, journalist and lecturer, who held editorships with a number of business focussed publications before co-founding and becoming editor of Innovators Magazine. Iain is also the strategic director for OnePoint5Media.

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