Solar power is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity either directly using photovoltaics (PV) indirectly using concentrated solar power or a combination. Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. Photovoltaic cells convert light into an electric current using the photovoltaic effect
India is one of the few country in the world with highest solar electricity production per watt installed Solar Power in India is the fastest growing industry and continuing to develop the electricity with solar power projects in Tamil Nadu Rajasthan Gujarat and Maharashtra. These states are also the top five states in India with highest wind electricity generation.
Top 10 Indian States With Largest Solar Power Installed Capacity
1. Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park Andhra Pradesh
Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park is the world’s largest solar park spread over a total area of 5932.32 acres in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh.
2. Kamuthi Solar Power Project Tamil Nadu
Kamuthi Solar Power Project is the largest single location solar power plant in the world located at Kamuthi in Tamil Nadu. The Kamuthi solar plant is the world’s second largest solar park with a capacity of 648 MW commissioned by Adani Power.
3. Bhadla Solar Park Rajasthan
Bhadla Solar Park near Jodhpur district of Rajasthan is the third largest solar park in India spread over a total area of 10000 acres. The park has total capacity of 2255 MW and NTPC announced that it had commissioned 115 MW on 22 February 2017.
4. Charanka Solar Park Gujarat
Charanka village solar park is one of the Asia’s biggest solar park located at northern Gujarat. The site is the world’s second largest photovoltaic power station and spread across 5384 acres of unused land.
5. Sakri Solar Plant Maharashtra
Sakri Solar Power Plant is the largest solar power plant in Maharashtra located at Dhule district in Maharashtra. The 125 MW Shivajinagar Sakri solar plant is also one of the largest of its kind solar projects in the country.
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