The Adani Group, an integrated infrastructure
conglomerate, has set up a 40 Megawatt (MW), country’s largest, solar power
Plant in Kutch district, Gujarat.
The solar power plant marks Adani’s first big foray in
the renewable energy sector. Adani plans to expand the capacity of this plant
to 100 MW.
The company has commissioned country’s largest solar
power plant in record time of 150 days starting from foundation stone laying to
“We are pleased to dedicate Country’s largest solar plant
to Nation today. We, at Adani, are committed to protect and encourage
better use of natural resources of our country by implementing better technologies.
The Solar plant and uses of Super Critical Technology in all of our Thermal
Power Plants is a testimony of our commitment towards the environment,” said
Gautam Adani, chairman, Adani Group.
The solar power plant is using solar PV technology and has
over 400,000 solar PV modules mounted on 21,600 structures, which are erected
on 130,000 foundations.
The power generated from this solar plant will be
evacuated through a 66 KV line linked to a substation in Netra, located 20 kms
away from the project site. The project was awarded under Gujarat Solar Power
policy of 2009.
Adani Power, a company of Adani Group, is currently
operating 3,300 MW at Mundra with 4 units of 330 MW and 3 units of 660 MW, and
is in the process of commissioning two more units of 660 MW by March 12 to
achieve the final plant capacity of 4,620 MW. This will position Mundra as the
single largest thermal power plant in India .
Within this financial year, Adani Power also plans to
commission 1320 MW at Tiroda enhancing operational capacity of Adani Power to
6000 MW by March 12.
Further Adani Power plans to commission 6000MW by March
2012 and 10,000MW of power generation capacity by March 2013. This capacity
will be achieved with Mundra (4620MW), Tiroda (3300MW) and Kawai (1320MW).
By Greentech Lead Team