International Solar Alliance (ISA)
United Nations climate meeting in Poland, the European Union and the Indian-led International Solar Alliance (ISA) signed a joint declaration that climate change activists say could help India meet its renewable energy target by 2022. The country is one of several — including China, Brazil, and Bangladesh — that have announced ambitious initiatives to expand their use of solar power. A year later, at the next U.N. climate summit in Madrid, India’s environment minister, Prakash Javadekar, urged more countries to join the ISA “to speed up this alliance to trap solar energy in a big way.” More than 60 have signed and ratified the agreement.
Top Solar Project:
Kamuthi Solar Power Station, India
The Kamuthi solar facility in Tamil Nadu, India, has a total generation capacity of 648MW. Covering 2,500 acres (10km²) and consisting of 2.5 million solar panels, the site is estimated to supply enough power for 750,000 people.
The Kamuthi solar power station was completed in September 2016 at a cost of approximately $680m. It was built in just eight months by a workforce of 8,500 people. The solar energy project included the construction of 38,000 foundations and utilises 6,000km of cables, 576 inverters, and 154 transformers.
The plant is cleaned every day by a robotic system, which is charged by its own solar panels. The power generated by the facility is evacuated to the 400kV Kamuthi substation operated by Tantransco and distributed to approximately 265,000 homes.
Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park, India
Kurnool solar park covers 5,683.22 acres (22.99km²) in the Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh. With a total generating capacity of 1,000MW, the solar park was built with an investment of approximately $1bn.
The project was implemented by SBG Cleantech Project (350MW), Greenko Group (500MW), Azure Power (100MW), and Prayatna Developers (50MW). More than four million solar panels were installed in the park, each with a capacity ranging between 315W and 320W.
The site generates more than eight million kWh of electricity on sunny days, sufficient to meet virtually the entire electricity demand of the Kurnool district.
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