So­lar Am­bi­tions

Southasia - - BRIEFS -

Based in Tamil Nadu, In­dia, the world’s largest so­lar power plant with a ca­pac­ity of 648 me­gawatt has be­come func­tional. Cover­ing an area of 10 square kilo­me­tres, the $679 mil­lion project was com­pleted within a record eight months. The so­lar plant is recharged by its own pan­els and is ca­pa­ble of pro­vid­ing elec­tric­ity to nearly 150,000 homes. The plant is cleaned ev­ery day by a built-in ro­botic sys­tem. As part of the Gov­ern­ment's Vi­sion 2030, In­dia has set a tar­get of pro­duc­ing 40 per cent of its power from non-fos­sil fu­els and by 2022 it aims to power 60 mil­lion homes with so­lar en­ergy.

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