Entailing an investment of Rs 4,550 crore, Adani Green Energy, part of the Adani Group, today unveiled the world’s largest 648-mw solar power plant in Tamil Nadu.
The solar power plant, producing 648 mw at a single location, was formally dedicated to the nation, a company statement said.
"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.
The entire 648-mw plant is now connected with Kamuthi 400 kv sub-station of Tantransco, making it the world's largest solar unit at a single location, it 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," said Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group.
"I would like to express our deepest gratitude to chief minister and the government of Tamil Nadu...," he said.
The plant consists of 3.80 lakh foundations, 25 lakh solar modules, 27,000 mt of structure, 576 inverters, 154 transformers along with 6,000-km cables.
For setting up the factory, the company had sourced equipment and machinery from various parts of the world in a timeframe of eight months.
About 8,500 personnel worked for an average about 11 mw of installation in a day to set up the plant in the stipulated time, it said.
(With inputs from PTI)