Adani unveils world's largest solar power plant in Tamil Nadu

Last Modified: Sat Sep 24 2016 08:06:39 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 648 MW
    installed capacity of solar power plant set up at Kamuthi, Ramanathapuram, in Tamil Nadu. It is the largest in its class (solar PV) anywhere in the world.
  • 21 Sep 2016
    The plant was formally "dedicated to the nation " by Adani Green Energy, part of the Adani Group, which constructed the plant.
  • Rs 4,550 crore
    total cost of the plant ($649 million). The plant is part of the state government's ambitious target of generating 3,000 MW as per the solar energy policy unveiled by the government in 2012.
  • 8 months
    is all it took to complete construction. 8,500 personnel worked for an average about 11 MW of installation in a day to set up the plant in the stipulated time.
  • 2,500,000
    solar modules laid on 380,000 foundations, with over 27,000 mt of structure.
  • 576
    inverters, 154 transformers along with 6,000-km cables have been used.
  • Rs. 7.01/kWh
    fixed price ($0.10/kWh) at which the state will buy all the power from the plant for a period of 25 years.