India Commissions Largest Solar Plant in the World
Kamuthi, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu in India, now has the world’s largest solar power plant in a single location. With a capacity to produce 648 MW of electricity, the plant covers an area of 4 square miles. The project consists of 380,000 foundations, 2.5 million individual solar modules, 576 inverters, and 154 transformers. Each day, the plant is cleaned by a robotic system that is charged by its own solar panels, Al Jazeera reported.
This solar plant is backed by the Gujarat-based conglomerate Adani Group, and it was constructed in a record time of eight months. The government wants to raise $1 trillion to quadruple its current global solar power to 1 terawatt by 2030, and there are plans to create even bigger solar parks in the state of Andhra Pradesh, says Quartz.