15 Dec '17, 4pm

World's Largest Solar-Wind-Storage Plant Planned for India

A wind , solar and battery storage plant is being planned for the southeastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, which has faced power woes in recent months due to grid failure. The renewable energy facility will consist of 120 megawatts of solar, 40 megawatts of wind, 20-40 megawatt-hours of battery backup and will be spread over 1,000 acres in the district of Anantapur. According to CleanTechnica , such an installation will be the world's largest once commissioned. The estimated $155 million project was jointly developed by Solar Energy Corporation of India, the renewable energy agency of Andhra Pradesh, NREDCAP and Andhra Pradesh Transco. Significantly, the plant will receive funding through a loan from the World Bank , which announced this week that it would stop financing oil and gas projects to help the global shift to cleaner energy sources. As CleanTechnica noted, th...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/solar-wind-storage-2517664506.html

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