Feb 15, 2014

India Aims For The Biggest Solar #Energy Plant Of Them All

India is planning on building the world's biggest solar plant, which has the potential to triple the country's solar capacity.

The Government of India announced a Memorandum of Understanding for the project last month, which was signed by Indian ministries and six public-sector companies.

The planned site near Sambhar Salt Lake in Jaipur, Rajasthanmeasures 30 square miles, which is a larger space than Manhattan.

More than ten times bigger than any existing solar project in the world, the plant will help slash India's CO2 emissions by over 4 million tons a year according to The Energy and Resources Institute.

Once it is built the plant will boast a 4 gigawatts power capacity, an amount that would drastically increase India's renewables offering.

Currently India has a grid-connected solar capacity of 2.18 gigawatts, but is aiming to get as much 20 gigawatts from renewables by 2022 and over 200 gigawatts by 2050.

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