The world’s largest solar power plant having the capacity of 648 MW is in India and is now online. The plant covers an area of 10 sq km and contains 2.5 million individual solar panels and is expected to fulfill power needs of about 150,000 homes.
The plant is now the largest solar power plant at a single location, taking the title from the Topaz Solar Farm in California having the capacity of 550 MW.
Also, the plant has helped nudge India’s total installed solar capacity across the 10 GW mark.
As solar power increases, India is expected to become the world’s third-biggest solar market from next year onwards, after China and the US.
India has the target to achieve 100 GW solar capacity by 2022 that aims to power 60 million homes using solar power by 2022. And to produce 40 percent of its power from renewable energy sources by 2030.