20 Apr '12, 2pm

World’s Largest Solar PV Power Plant Added to India’s Grid

Just 14 months ago, the Indian state of Gujarat announced that it was building a $2.3-billion solar park — the largest photovoltaic power station the world has seen so far. Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat, revealed this Thursday via Twitter that the solar park had been switched on: “Gujarat dedicates 600 MW of solar power to the nation today. We are celebrating the launch of Agni V & dedication of 600 MW solar power park in Gujarat.” “This achievement is not merely a step in the direction of power conservation, but it provides the world with a vision of how the power needs of future generations can be solved in an environment-friendly manner.” The new addition to India’s electrical grid triples its current solar power capacity. The solar park is three times larger than the Chinese Golmud Solar Park, which held the record since it was finished in October 2011 with ...

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