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India Unveils The World's Largest Solar Power Plant

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  • BHC Team

It is no secret that Prime Minister Modi has a huge inclination towards the renewable energy agenda, and recently they have released a statement saying that they plan to build the world's largest solar power plant in pursuit of this agenda. The images released of the plant in South India reveal its sheer size and magnitude. The plant will be in the city of Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu and will have a capacity of approximately 650 Mw of power, covering an area of 10 square kilometers.

This revelation makes it the largest solar plant in the world, eclipsing the previous holders of the title, the Topaz Solar Farm in California, USA. Topaz has a capacity of 550 Mw, and is clearly outgunned by this new plant. The solar plant, built in an impressive eight months, has an internal robotic system to help with the cleaning process, and is charged by its own solar panels. A self-sustaining structure, if you will.

At full capacity, it is estimated to produce enough electricity to power about 150,000 homes. The project is comprised of 2.5 million individual solar modules, and cost $679m to build. The new plant has helped nudge India's total installed solar capacity across the 10 Gw mark, according to a statement by research firm Bridge to India, joining only a handful of countries that can make this claim. As the world moves towards solar energy as a viable alternative to current energy sources, India is estimated to be home to the third-largest solar market in the world, after the United States, and China. However, India will need to dramatically increase their up-take of solar panels, if they are to meet Prime Minister Modi's ambitious targets. To briefly mention, these targets involve powering at least 60 million homes using solar energy by 2022. This promise is part of the government's larger promise to produce 40% of its power from non-fossil fuels by 2030 and dramatically reduce their carbon footprint.

At a time when air pollution rates are at their worst, especially in cities like Delhi, which enjoy almost toxic atmospheres, this plan has received widespread praise from experts both domestic and international alike. To put Delhi's air quality into context, November 2016 revealed the worst pollution levels in New Delhi since its peak almost seventeen years ago!

Global warming, in spite of Donald Trump's insistence, is a real issue that requires tangible approaches to counter. The time for idle promises is over, it is now time to take surgical action, and if this Prime Minister has proven anything, it is his ability to be surgical. India, one of the fastest growing economies in the world, has the honor, privilege and sacred duty to maintain the quality of the world that we pass on to our children: Sustainable growth, sustainable prosperity.