Adani unveils world’s largest solar plant in Tamil Nadu

Adani Group’s solar power plant at Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu, is built at a cost of around Rs.4,550 crore and will generate 648MW of electricity


File photo. The plant has been connected to a 400 kilo volts substation of Tamil Nadu Transmission Corp. Photo: Bloomberg
File photo. The plant has been connected to a 400 kilo volts substation of Tamil Nadu Transmission Corp. Photo: Bloomberg

Ahmedabad: The Adani Group on Wednesday opened the world’s largest single location solar power plant in Tamil Nadu, which will produce 648MW of electricity.

Adani Green Energy (Tamil Nadu) Ltd said in a statement that it built the plant at Kamuthi in Ramanathapuram district at a cost of around Rs.4,550 crore. The plant has been connected to a 400 kilo volts substation of Tamil Nadu Transmission Corp.

The company said the plant was built in a record time of eight months with equipment and machinery from around the world. Around 8,500 personnel worked on the project, installing an average of 11MW a day.

Calling it a “momentous occasion” for Tamil Nadu and the entire country, Gautam Adani, the billionaire chairman of Adani Group said a plant of this magnitude reinstates the country’s ambitions of becoming one of the leading green energy producers in the world. In a statement, he also thanked the chief minister and the government of Tamil Nadu “for their valuable support and guidance in achieving this gigantic feat”.

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