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Largest Solar Power Plant In World


Kamuthi Solar Power Plant India
As the location of India is just above the Equator and has an everyday sun period which has been beneficial for solar renewable energy. The most ambitious project in solar power was started in India in the state of Tamil Nadu where the world's largest solar power plant was built with a very short time span. This project was taken up by the Adani group.

The former largest solar plant was in California which was built in 3 years and had only 578 MW, whereas this Indian project was completed in 1.5-2 years which was 648 MW. India as aimed to have 100000 MW till 2023. The site can hold up to 60 Taj Mahal or 1200 acres which is equivalent to the 476 football field. The galvanized steel used is enough to are more than 4 Eiffel towers. The cable connecting the solar panels were more than 7000 km in length. The target goal for a single day was 3 MW but it was very difficult to do so. 
Solar Power Plant in India

The power plant doesn't only have solar panel and cables but also have power stations, transmission line, connectors, testing room, and much other stuff to be done simultaneously. The material was bought from countries like China, Japan, Indonesia, Italy, Israel, Germany, and Switzerland with 100 containers unloading every day. The worker used to work for 24 hours. But in 2015 the monsoon had made it worst as the year it saw the highest downpour in the history which flooded the whole area. At the end of 2015, the work was almost complete and the work was brought on track and the work was on time. 
 The work was completed on time. The solar plant needs to be cleaned every time if dust forms on it. The company installed Israel self-cleaning mechanism on the panel which helped to save the water and it was done every night. The machine used to charge in the morning and works at night.
Israel Self cleaning technology

Solar power in India after this plant got ready, capacity reached 8 times, i.e from 2650 MW to 20 GW.
The country added 3 GW in 2015-2016 and 5 GW in 2016-2017 and 10 GW in 2017-2018.
With the average current price of solar electricity dropping to 18% below the average price of the coal-fired counterpart.


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