30 Sep '13, 9pm

India Announces World's Largest Solar Plant By Far

India's government made a stunning announcement - it plans to build the world's largest solar plant that dwarfs anything constructed so far. Imagine one solar plant that can provide power to 3 million Americans - that is what India has in mind. A 4 gigawatt (GW) solar plant spread over 23,000 acres in Rajasthan (which borders Pakistan) would be four times bigger than the 10 largest US plants combined. For comparison, the biggest project in the world is under construction - the 579 MW Antelope Valley plant in California. "Being the first project of this scale anywhere in the world this project is expected to set a trend for large scale solar power development in the world," says India's government. India's biggest solar park: The first gigawatt would come online in 2016 and other phases would be implemented based on that success. Skeptics question whether a plant of this si...

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