September 16th, 2016
Something really big is on the cards. It is something that holds the potential to revolutionize the power generation capacity of India. Renewable energy is the need of the hour because it is the only sustainable way that will never run out. Besides, renewable energy is free from carbon dioxide or other chemical pollutants, so has minimal impact on the environment. With the growing rate of pollution in the country, it is important to bring down the amount of carbon footprint and switch to clean energy.
Giving impetus to the Government of India’s vision of providing power to every corner of India by 2022, Adani Group has shaped World’s largest solar project at a single location. They have set up a 648 MW solar photovoltaic plant in Kamuthi in the Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu, 90 km away from Madurai.
Solar power generation is the now the most convenient way of generating renewable energy owing to the ever-increasing environmental challenges.
The gargantuan structure of this mega project is spread across 3,000 acres of land. The area is a solar puzzle that actually includes 7,700 km of wires of different shapes and thickness, a length which is more than the distance between India and Australia.
The Kamuthi power plant also has three outdoor warehouses that measure 1,20,000 sqm to store panels, cables, and module mounting structures, an area which can fit up to six opera houses.
Starting in 2015, Adani Group has been able to set up the plant in the record time of eight months and this has happened due to the dedication of the people who were all behind the project. There were 8,500 people who worked relentlessly day and night to make this project successful. They all braved the heat waves, technical challenges and even the terrible El Nino that caused the Chennai floods last year. All their efforts paid off on 31 March 2016 as the plant became ready for commissioning.
Standing tall as the world’s largest solar power plant in a single location, the numbers speak for themselves. The Adani Green Energy Tamil Nadu Ltd at Kamuthi will generate a maximum of 648 MW that is expected to electrify 3.92 lakhs homes. That’s like powering up 80% of New Delhi. 648 MW of clean, green electricity being generated and exported from the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
The Logical Indian applauds Adani group for their immense contribution to the welfare of the country. They are now working with the Rajasthan Government to set up a 10,000 MW Solar Park, which will become one of the largest in the country. We hope all the electricity woes will be solved with efforts like these and everyone in the country has access to electricity.