Solar power in India is one of the most and fast developing industry along with wind energy, expanded its solar-generation capacity 8 times in last five years. Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Telangana, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh are the top states of India with largest solar power generation facilities and solar parks.
Shakti Sthala Pavagada Solar Park in Karnataka is one of the world’s biggest solar farms over 13,000 acres with 2,000 MW of capacity power generation.
Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park spread over 5,932.32 acres of area in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh and is one of the world’s largest solar park at the time.
Kamuthi Solar Power Project in Kamuthi of Tamil Nadu is the third largest solar park in India and also the world’s sixth largest solar park with five sub-stations.Image source – yourstory
Bhadla Solar Park in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan is spread over a total area of 10,000 acres and one of the largest solar parks in India with total commissioned capacity of the park to 2055 MW.
Charanka Solar Park in Patan district of Gujarat is the world’s third largest photo voltaic power station. The park has total to 790 MW capacity and further projects are under construction and under planning.
The state of Gujarat is the first states to develop solar generation capacity in India and has total installed solar power generation capacity at 1637 MW.
Welspun Solar MP project of 151 MW is one of the largest solar power projects in India. The project will use solar energy for electricity generation and an upcoming 750MW solar power plant in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh will be largest solar plant in India.
Sakri Solar Power Plant is the largest solar power plant in Maharashtra, located at Dhule district in Maharashtra. The 125 MW Shivajinagar Sakri solar plant is also one of the largest of its kind solar projects in the country.
Dhirubhai Ambani Solar Park was constructed by Reliance Industries near Pokhran in the Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan. The solar park is one of the largest in the Thar Desert and also biggest in the state of Rajasthan.
Kadaladi solar park in the region of Ramanathapuram district is a 500MW solar park planned for commissioning in 2019 and proposed 4,000 MW power station, built by Tangedco at Naripaiyur village.
Rewa Ultra Mega Solar is another big operational solar park in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh with total commissioned with 750 MW capacity.
NTPC’s 250 MW Solar Power Plant in Mandsaur was inaugurated in 2018,
mainly on non-agricultural land at Suwasra in Mandsaur district.
NP Kunta Ultra Mega Solar Park or Ananthapuramu Ultra Mega Solar Park is located in Ananthapur over a total area of 7,924.76 acres with total operational units to 500 MW.
Nizamabad district Telangana has the largest solar farm with a capacity of 143MW at Dichpally, commissioned ReNew Power Limited.
Maharashtra I Solar Power Plant in the Beed district was commissioned in August 2017 with Nameplate capacity of 67 MW and named after the state of Maharashtra.
Bitta Solar Power Plant was one of the India’s largest photovoltaic power plant till 2012. The 40MW solar power plant is expects to expand the capacity 100 MW in the future.
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Uttar Pradesh’s biggest solar power plant (75MW) at Vijaypur village in Mirzapur will be process under the Solar Park Scheme of the New and Renewable Energy Ministry. Jalaun Solar Power Project is another solar photo-voltaic power generating station in Uttar Pradesh.
he only Floating Solar Power Plant of India is set up on the Banasura Sagar dam reservoir in Wayanad.
Kochi airport becomes the first fully solar powered airport in the world and Indian railways also launched first solar powered DEMU train.
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust at the Shirdi shrine has the world’s largest solar steam system and part of the India’s mega kitchen show in National Geographic.
Solar Power Plants in India include NP Kunta Ultra Mega Solar Park, Kadapa Ultra Mega Solar Park, and Sambhar Ultra Mega Solar Power Project.