Source: News Bharati English22 Sep 2016 12:28:51
Chennai, September 22: World’s largest solar power plant involving investment of around Rs 4,550 crore was opened on Wednesday by the Adani group. This is a 648-mw solar plant and is situated in Tamil Nadu.
The plant has been connected to a 400 kilo volts substation of Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation. A company statement by adani said that "The plant is set up at Kamuthi, Ramanathapuram, in Tamil Nadu with an investment of Rs 4,550 crore. It 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," it said.
While expressing his gratitude towards the chief minister, for the support and guidance Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group said "This is a momentous occasion for Tamil Nadu as well as for the entire country. We are happy to dedicate this plant to the nation. A plant of this magnitude reinstates the country's ambitions of becoming one of the leading green energy producers in the world,"
The plant consists of 3.80 lakh foundations, 25 lakh solar modules, 27,000 mt of structure, 576 inverters, and 154 transformers along with 6,000-km cables. This project is said to be one of the most beneficial; initiative for the common man. The plant was built in eight months using equipment and machinery from around the world. Around 8,500 personnel worked on the project, installing an average of 11MW a day.