India builds world's largest solar power plant

In the south of India in the city of Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu, the construction of the world's largest solar power plant has been completed. Its launch will add 648 MW to the country's generating capacities.

The project, called Kamuthi Solar Power, was completed in just 8 months and cost $ 679 million. The power plant consists of 2.5 million solar panels with a total area of ​​10 square kilometers. Its capacity is sufficient to provide electricity to 150, 000 homes.

With the commissioning of a power plant in Kamuthi, India becomes the third largest solar energy producer in the world with an indicator of 10 GW. The country's leadership plans to transfer 59 million houses to solar energy by 2021.