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IN Science & Technology ON 30 Nov, 2016
It's a proud moment for everyone; India has achieved the biggest milestone of the modern times by installing the giant solar power station in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu. The new Indian solar power plant is expected to produce more than 648 MW of energy that can provide power to 150,000 homes every day.
The solar panel facility is wide-spread around the area of 10 square km which has earned it the title of the world's biggest solar power plant. Before this, Topaz Solar Farm, California which has the capacity of 550 MW was known to be the world's largest.
Yes! India is soon to become the third largest solar power generating country after China & the US, but only if all the plants work with their full efficiency and that's the biggest challenge for Indian government as it is something they can't control.
It is a giant step for India which aims to achieve the mark of providing energy to 60 million homes by using the sun as the primary source by 2022. The certain environmental group has already professed this solar facility would also help in reducing air quality problems.
This solar power system would help India to cross the mark of 10 GW energy produced each year. Only a few countries around the world have claimed to generate this amount of energy before.
And the solar plant comprises of more than 2.5 million individual solar modules.
The best part about this techno-friendly solar power system is that an automatic robotic system manages it.
India has managed to erect this plant by taking not more than eight months, which is another milestone for the Indian government, as we earlier discussed the nation's idea to power 60 million homes by 2022 using the Sun.