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World’s largest Solar Power Plant to come up in Rajasthan

Solar ProjectSix Public Sector Units (PSUs) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will lead towards setting up of the World’s largest 4000 MW ultra solar power project in Rajasthan.

PSU Percentage contribution towards project Role
BHEL

26

Equipment supply
SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India)

23

Sale of electricity
SSL (Sambhar Salt Ltd)

16

Power Grid

16

Power evacuation infrastructure
SJVNL (Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam)

16

Project management
REIL (Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Ltd)

3

Operation and maintenance

The project will be the largest single location solar plant and will be on 19000 acres at Sambhar in Rajasthan. The project will be developed in two phases in 7 to 8 years.

In the first phase of the project 1000 MW will be made operational within three years and the remaining 3000 MW will be covered in the next subsequent phases. The First phase will require an investment of 7500 crore rupees. The department of heavy industry will set up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the investment.

The solar photo-voltaic power plant will use PV modules based on crystalline silicon technology.

The plant life is estimated to be 25 years and is expected to supply 6400 million units of energy per year. The plant will help to reduce CO2 emissions by over 4 million tonnes per year.

The table below shows a list of largest solar power plants in the world-

Solar Thermal Power Plants

Name Location Capacity (in MW)
Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System USA 370
Solnova Solar Power Station Spain 250
Andasol Solar Power Station Spain 150
Shams 1 UAE 100
Extresol Solar Power Station Spain 100
Palma del Río Solar Power Station
Spain 100
Manchasol Solar Power Station
Spain 100
Valle Solar Power Station
Spain 100
Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center USA 75
Nevada Solar One USA 64

 

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Plants
Name Location Capacity (in MW)
Gujarat Solar Park India 600
Agua Caliente USA 250
Charanka Solar Park China 214
Golmud Solar Park China 200
Meuro Solar Park Germany 166
Mesquite Solar I USA 150
Neuhardenberg Airport Solar Park Germany 145
Campo Verde Solar Project USA 139
Templin Solar Park Germany 128
Centrale solaire de Toul-Rosières France 115
California Valley Solar Ranch USA 108
Perovo Solar Park Ukraine 100
Sarnia Photovoltaic Power Plant Canada 97
Eberswalde/Finow / Schorfheide Germany 84.5
Montalto di Castro Photovoltaic Power Station Italy 84.2
Finsterwalde Solar Park Germany 80.7
Ohotnikovo Solar Park Ukraine 80
Solarpark Senftenberg Germany 78
Lieberose Photovoltaic Park Germany 71.8
Rovigo Photovoltaic Power Plant Italy 70
Olmedilla Photovoltaic Park Spain 60
Strasskirchen Solar Photovoltaic Park Germany 54
Puertollano Photovoltaic Park Spain 50

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