World’s largest solar power plant unveiled

Ahmedabad: World’s largest solar power plant set up at Kamuthi in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu is dedicated to the nation by Adani Green Energy Ltd, part of the Adani Group on Wednesday.

According to news reports, the company has made an investment of Rs. 4,550 crores for 648 megawatts of solar power.

The state government has set a target to generate 3,000 MW of solar power in 2012. This plant was completed in a record time of 8 months and company sourced equipment and machinery from various parts of the world to complete it in fast pace.

“This is a momentous occasion for Tamil Nadu as well as for the entire country. We are 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,” said Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group.

“I would like to express our deepest gratitude to chief minister and the government of Tamil Nadu,” he said.

The Adani Group is in a phase of revolutionizing India’s renewable energy ecosystem by building solar power plants, solar parks and manufacturing facilities with seamless integration, the company said.

The massive plant comprises of 3,80, 000 foundations, 25, 00,000 solar modules, 27,000 metric tons 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, making it the world’s largest solar power plant in a single location, it said.

Around 8,500 personnel worked to average about 11 MW of installation in a day, to set up the plant in the stipulated time, Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group, which has revenues of $10 billion, it added.

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