Kamuthi Solar Power Project
|Kamuthi Solar Power Project|
|Commission date||13 June 2016|
|Nameplate capacity||648 MW|
Kamuthi Solar Power Project is a solar photovoltaic power generating station at Kamuthi, 90 km from Madurai, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. This project has been commissioned by Adani Power.
With a generating capacity of 648 MW at a single location it is the second world's largest single location solar project, surpassing the Topaz Solar Farm in California, which has a capacity of 550 MW. The project was completed on 21 September 2016 with an investment of around ₹4,550 crore (US$680 million). The solar plant consists of 2,500,000 solar modules, 27,000 metres of structures, 576 inverters, 154 transformers, and almost 7500 km of cables.
Panels occupy 1270 acres of land. 30,000 tonnes of galvanised steel were used. About 8500 personnel worked on average installing about 11 MW in a day to set up the plant in stipulated time. Given the solar resource of around 5.5 kWh/m2,day an annual generation of 1.3 TWh/yr may be possible.
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