The Largest Power Plants in India for Sustainable Growth


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Energy has become one of the people's basic needs nowadays, just like food, water, and air. And with the development of science and technologies, the ways of getting the energy from natural sources that can be renewed are getting great acknowledgment across the world. One such way is to derive the energy from the sun, which is known as solar energy. Solar Power plants are getting a great preference in terms of energy, not only in India but also worldwide. There are so many benefits of using solar power plants for deriving solar energy. As solar power plants absorb the energy from the sun and convert it into electrical energy to make use of it. Every country is now setting up many solar power plants for use, and India is one of them. India has so many solar power plants installed. It is now planning to install the largest solar power plant in India.

India, in recent years, has ramped up its solar energy capacity in the recent years and is now home to some of the largest solar power plants. India, at present, secures the third position in the whole of Asia and at the fourth position in the whole world, in terms of solar power production across its plants. The National Solar Mission was launched in 2010 when only just 10 MW of solar power was installed on the grid. 

India houses the five largest solar power plants in India. Let's know more about these five plants in detail-


bhadla power plant

Bhadla Solar Park is the largest solar power plant in the world. This power plant is based in Bhadla village in Rajasthan and that too in Jodhpur district. The Bhadla Solar Park spans about 14,000 acres with a capacity of 2,250MW and is a fully operational power plant. This solar power plant was developed by many entities, including Adani Renewable Energy Park, Saurya Urja Company, and Development Company Limited. The current solar power consumption is 10% of the state's total power usage.


shakti sthall

Another largest or second-largest solar power plant in India is Shakti Sthala Solar Power Project in the district of Tumaluru in Karnataka. Previously this solar power project has been the largest of its type in the world. This Shakti Sthala, Solar Power Project, was developed by the Karnataka Solar Power Development Cooperation Limited (KSPDCL), with the help of the National Thermal Cooperation (NTPC). The solar power plant is 2,050 MW and spans more than13,000 acres of land.

The 14,800 Indian Rupees crore development has benefited 2,300 farmers, as per the report who were previously fell victim to the region being located in a semi-arid tract that attracts very little rainfall.


ultra mega solar park

Another solar power plant in India is Ultra Mega Solar Park is based in the Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh is one of the leading states in solar power. This ultra-Mega Solar Park of 1,000 MW spans an area of more than5,932 acres and is the third-largest solar power plant at a single location. The plant was set up in Andhra radish within two years by Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation through a joint venture with Solar Energy Corporation, Andhra Pradesh Generation Corporation, and New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation. The investment in the project was more than Rs. 7,143.


Located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, the 750 MW Solar Power Project is spread over an area of 1,590 acres in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The project is operated by Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited. The solar project was developed by Solengeri Power, Mahindra renewables, and ACME solar holdings. . The Rewa Power project is one of the major power suppliers to the Delhi Metro. This is the only solar project in India that has been funded by the Clean Technology Fund. Moreover, it is the only solar plant in India to obtain a concessional loan from the World Bank's International Finance Corporation. The investment in the plant was Rs. 2,800 crores, but the plant has reportedly saved Delhi Metro about Rs.1,400 crores over its project life.


kamuthi solar park

The fifth-largest solar power plant in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu. The plant has been dedicated to the nation by Adani Green energy. The Kamuthi Solar Power Plant consists of 2.5 million solar panels and covers an area of 2,500 acres. The solar plant was set up in India in the year 2016 with an investment of around Rs. 4,550 crores. The plant results from the hard work of 8,500 workers, who worked for over 8 months non-stop. The solar plant is connected to Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation's 400 KV Kamuthi substation, distributing power to about 265,000 homes.


National Thermal Power Corporation has announced to set up India's single-largest solar photovoltaic project at Rann of Kutch at Khavada in Gujarat. The NTPC Renewable Energy Limited, NTPC REL, has got the nod from the renewable energy ministry to build the solar power plant project with a capacity of up to 4,750 MW, which will be the Largest Solar power plant project in India. NTPC REL will produce green hydrogen on a commercial scale from the Park.

The target of NTPC is to build 60 GW (gigawatts) renewable energy capacity by the year 2032. The company currently has 70 power plants with a total installed capacity of 66 GW. An additional 18 GW capacity is under construction. Moreover, NTPC has commissioned India's largest floating solar project of 10 MW on the reservoir at its Simhadri thermal power plant in Andhra Pradesh. This solar power plant project will be almost twice the capacity of the Bhadla solar park, the largest solar power plant in India till now.

So, let's hope for the best and wait for India's next largest solar power project with all our fingers crossed!