What are some of the interesting facts about India? by Jagadeesh Posni
Answer by Jagadeesh Posni:
India is now home to the biggest solar power plant in the world. Not just that, India is on schedule to be the world’s third biggest solar market next year.
The magnificent power plant is located in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu and has a capacity of 648 MW and covers an area of 10 sq/km. The solar plant, built in an impressive eight months, is cleaned every day by a robotic system, charged by its own solar panels.
At full capacity, it is estimated to produce enough electricity to power about 150,000 homes.
The project is comprised of 2.5 million individual solar modules, and cost $679m to build.
The new plant has helped nudge India's total installed solar capacity across the 10 GW mark. As solar power increases, India is expected to become the world's third-biggest solar market from next year on wards, after China and the US.
The project cost was nearly 4500 crores. Solar panels are spread across 1270 acres of land which will accommodate around 476 Football fields.
The amount of galvanized steel used for this solar power plant is around 30,000 metric tons with which 4 Eiffel towers can be built.
7700 KM long cables have been stretched for the plant which can be drawn from New Delhi to Perth, Australia.
National geographic did a documentary on this.
It is indeed sad to realize that not many media channels are trying to showcase this but rather still busy with demonetisation.
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