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 `4,550 crore and will generate 648MW of electricity

Maulik Pathak
Updated21 Sep 2016, 10:25 PM IST
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 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”.

Catch all the Industry News, Banking News and Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.MoreLess
First Published:21 Sep 2016, 10:25 PM IST
HomeindustryenergyAdani unveils world’s largest solar plant in Tamil Nadu

Most Active Stocks

Indian Oil Corporation

174.50
03:59 PM | 11 JUL 2024
2.55 (1.48%)

Tata Steel

169.00
03:58 PM | 11 JUL 2024
1 (0.6%)

Bharat Petroleum Corporation

306.60
03:59 PM | 11 JUL 2024
6.25 (2.08%)

Oil & Natural Gas Corporation

304.80
03:57 PM | 11 JUL 2024
6.75 (2.26%)
More Active Stocks

Market Snapshot

  • Top Gainers
  • Top Losers
  • 52 Week High

Gujarat Pipavav Port

236.60
03:58 PM | 11 JUL 2024
16.85 (7.67%)

Oil India

551.45
03:58 PM | 11 JUL 2024
38.7 (7.55%)

Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders

5,739.10
03:55 PM | 11 JUL 2024
383.7 (7.16%)

Great Eastern Shipping Company

1,455.65
03:58 PM | 11 JUL 2024
93.9 (6.9%)
More from Top Gainers

Recommended For You

    More Recommendations

    Gold Prices

    • 24K
    • 22K
    Bangalore
    73,705.000.00
    Chennai
    74,722.000.00
    Delhi
    73,705.000.00
    Kolkata
    74,722.000.00

    Fuel Price

    • Petrol
    • Diesel
    Bangalore
    102.86/L0.00
    Chennai
    100.75/L0.00
    Kolkata
    104.95/L0.00
    New Delhi
    94.72/L0.00
    OPEN IN APP
    HomeMarketsloanPremiumMint Shorts