You might not believe that this could be true in “a country like India”, having gotten used to listening to how much people are suffering from pollution every day. But it’s as true as the sun rising in the east. Speaking of sun- A gigantic ecological turnover project, the Kamuthi Solar Power project, has been successfully built and runs to provide clean power to 1.5 lakh homes in Tamilnadu. It is the world’s largest solar power plant based in Tamil Nadu.
The plant, located in Kamuthi, 90Kms away from Madurai, covers an area of 2,500 acres(which is enough space to organise 476 parallel football matches). It has a capacity of 648 MW of clean, green power, and will provide electricity to 1.5 lakh homes. The cost of building the plant was $679 million (approximately Rs 4,500 crore).
Features of Solar Power Plant
The solar power plant contains 25 lakh individual solar panels. These panels are cleaned on a daily basis by a robotic system, which is in turn charged by solar power, thereby making it a self-sustaining system.
The plant, built by Adani Power, took only eight months to complete and has now become the world’s largest solar plant. Several hands were used to build this and it is considered as India’s most successful energy turnover of this decade and the past.
“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.” Says Gautham Adani, chairman of the Adani Group,
This project has such an efficacious and positive impact on not just improving the energy solutions of the state, but also influencing states and major cities all around our country. It inspires them to take a leap at the modern, highly reliable, cost-effective initiative of providing power through solar energy. This is also a positive reflection of our country to all across the world and is a huge passageway to modernisation.