Kamuthi Solar Power Project

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Kamuthi Solar Power Project
Kamuthi Solar Power Project is located in Tamil Nadu
Kamuthi Solar Power Project
Location of Kamuthi Solar Power Project in Tamil Nadu
Country India
Coordinates 9°20′51″N 78°23′32″E / 9.347568°N 78.392162°E / 9.347568; 78.392162Coordinates: 9°20′51″N 78°23′32″E / 9.347568°N 78.392162°E / 9.347568; 78.392162
Status Operational
Commission date 13 June 2016
Owner(s) Adani Power
Solar field
Type Flat-panel PV
Power generation
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.[1] This project has been commissioned by Adani Power.[2]

With a generating capacity of 648 MW at a single location[3] it is the second world's largest single location solar project,[4] surpassing the Topaz Solar Farm in California, which has a capacity of 550 MW.[5] The project was completed on 21 September 2016[6] 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.[7][8][9]

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[10] an annual generation of 1.3 TWh/yr may be possible.

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