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World's largest solar power plant opens in Kamuthi

Published: 22nd September 2016 05:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd September 2016 05:51 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: The world’s largest solar power plant in one single location kicked off operations in Kamuthi in Ramanathapuram district on Wednesday. A project of Adani Green Energy (Tamil Nadu), the renewable energy wing of the Adani Group, the plant has a capacity of 648 megawatts (MW) and has been set up with an investment of around `4,550 crore.

“A plant of this magnitude reinstates the country’s ambitions of becoming one of the leading green energy producers in the world,” said Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group.

Around 8,500 personnel worked to average about 11 MW of installation a day, to set up the plant in the stipulated time, Adani added.

The plant is part of the State government’s target to generate 3,000 MW in line, with its new solar energy policy unveiled in 2012. The company had sourced equipment and machinery from various parts of theworld to set up the 648 MW capacity within a record time of eight months.

The plant comprises 3,80,000 foundations, 25,00,000 solar modules, 27,000 metric tonnes of structure, 576 inverters, 154 transformers and 6,000 km of cables. The entire 648 MW is now connected to the Kamuthi 400 KV substation of Tantransco.



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