India unveils the world’s largest solar photovoltaic power plant

Located in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu, the facility has a capacity of 648 MW and covers an area of 10sq km–surpassing California’s 550 MW Topaz Solar Farm.


In this dramatic 45 minute documentary, National Geographic shows us how Indian engineers and professional planners designed and installed 2.5 million individual solar panels across more than 10.36 square kilometers.

The 648 MW project cost $679m to build and increased India’s total installed solar capacity past the 10 GW mark.

This facility now places India on the map as having installed the world’s largest solar photovoltaic power plant in one location.

Today, India is almost the third-biggest solar market and is on a sprint to creating a fossil-fuel free future.

That is why this facility with the capacity of powering 150,000 homes, is very much welcome.

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