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Adani dedicates to nation world’s largest solar power plant in TN

Virendra Pandit Ahmedabad | Updated on January 27, 2018

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Adani Green Energy (Tamil Nadu) Ltd, part of the Adani Group, on Wednesday said it has dedicated to the nation the world’s largest solar power plant of 648 megawatts (MW), set up at Kamuthi in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu.

The plant has been set up with an investment of around Rs 4,550 crore, a company spokesman said here.

It is part of the state government’s target to generate 3,000 MW in line with its new solar energy policy unveiled in 2012. The company sourced equipment and machinery from various parts of the world to set up the 648 MW capacity within a record time of 8 months.

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, added.

A plant of this magnitude reinstates the country’s ambitions of becoming one of the leading green energy producers in the world. He expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister and the government of Tamil Nadu for their support and guidance in achieving this feat.

The massive plant comprises of 3,80, 000 foundations, 25,00,000 solar modules, 27,000 metric tonnes 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.

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

Published on September 21, 2016

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