India is one of the few country in the world with highest solar electricity production per watt installed, Solar Power in India is the fastest growing industry and continuing to develop the electricity with solar power projects in Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan,Gujarat and Maharashtra. These states are also the top five states in India with highest wind electricity generation.
Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park is the world’s largest solar park, spread over a total area of 5,932.32 acres in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh.
Kamuthi Solar Power Project is the largest single location solar power plant in the world, located at Kamuthi in Tamil Nadu. The Kamuthi solar plant is the world’s second largest solar park with a capacity of 648 MW commissioned by Adani Power.
Bhadla Solar Park near Jodhpur district of Rajasthan is the third largest solar park in India, spread over a total area of 10,000 acres. The park has total capacity of 2,255 MW and NTPC announced that it had commissioned 115 MW on 22 February 2017.
Charanka village solar park is one of the Asia’s biggest solar park, located at northern Gujarat. The site is the world’s second largest photovoltaic power station and spread across 5,384 acres of unused land.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 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.
Pavagada Solar Park of Karnataka state in installed at Pavagada taluk of Tumkur district and generate 600 MW by January 2018.
Upcoming Solar Power Plants in India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched biggest solar power plant in Mirzapur and dedicated the 75 MW facility to the people of Uttar Pradesh.
Upcoming Solar Power Plants in India include 750MW solar power plant in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh, Ananthapuramu Ultra Mega Solar Park,NP Kunta Ultra Mega Solar Park,
Kadapa Ultra Mega Solar Park, and Sambhar Ultra Mega Solar Power Project.