List of 10 Largest Solar Power Plants in India

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List of 10 Largest Solar Power Plants in India

India stands in 5th position globally in terms of solar power generation capacity. As per National Institute of Solar Energy, India’s solar power potential stands at 748 GW. Such is the scale of India’s solar ambitions, which is that the largest solar power plant in India, i.e., Bhadla Solar Park, is the largest solar plant in the whole world. Here we have listed down India’s top 10 largest solar power plant.

Here are the top 10 solar plants in India in terms of capacity:

1. Bhadla Solar Park

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Image: Energetica

Capacity: 2,245 MW

Location: Bhadla, Jodhpur district, Rajasthan

Area: 14,000 acres

The Bhadla Solar Park is the biggest solar power plant in India. It can annually generate 7,32,874 MWh of power and power over 10 lakh homes. The park was developed in 4 phases, starting from 2015 to 2018.

Over Rs. 10,000 crore was invested in the Bhadla Solar Park. The Bhadla Solar Park will achieve a reduction in CO2 emissions of 6,94,471 tonnes annually. Bhadla uses robots to clean the solar panels. Dual-axis tracking systems maximise electricity generation by tracking the movement of the sun. Know abut the Bhadla Solar Park in detail from our blog on the same.

2. Pavagada Solar Park

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Image: PV-Tech

Capacity: 2,000 MW

Location:    Tirumani Village, Pavagada Taluk, Tumkur district, Thirumani – 572136, Karnataka 

Area: 13,000 acres

The Pavagada Solar Park, also known as Shakti Sthala, is spread over 13,000 acres. Rs. 16,500 was invested in the project. It reduces CO2 emissions by 5,78,631 tonnes annually.

It is located 180 km from Bengaluru. To develop the park, the government signed a 25-year lease with 2,300 farmers and paid them an annual rent of Rs. 21,000 per acre. The rent was to be increased by 5% once in two years. The project was commissioned in 31 January 2018 and completed in 2019. The Pavagada Solar Park is part of “Karnataka Solar Policy 2014-2021”.

3. Khavda Solar Park

Khavda Solar

Image: Adani Green Energy

Capacity: 2,000 MW

Location: Vighakot, Kutch district, Gujarat

Area: 1,32,943 acres for the entire 30 GW Hybrid Project

The Khavda Renewable Energy Park or Gujarat Hybrid Renewable Energy Park has a planned capacity of 30 GW. Out of this, solar energy will generate 26 GW and wind energy will generate 4 GW.  The solar project was started on 15 December 2020. Once this project is complete, it will be the largest renewable energy project in the whole world. By March 2025, it will generate 6 GW of solar electricity. Adani Green Energy Limited is developing the project.

It will power 1.6 crore homes and prevent emissions of 5.8 crore tonnes of CO2. The park’s total size will be 5 times the size of Paris.

4. Ananthapuramu Ultra Solar Park

Ananthapuramu Ultra Solar Park

Image: Tata Power Solar

Capacity: 1,000 MW

Location: NP Kunta Mandal, Ananthapuramu district, Andhra Pradesh

Area: 11,000 acres

The Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation (APSPCL) signed an Mou with National Thermal Power Corporation or NTPC in 2014 to develop 1 GW of solar park in NP Kunta Mandal. NTPC was commissioned for the Phase-I development that began in 2015, NTPC developed 250 MW of capacity and in the 2nd that began in 2018, it added 750 MW capacity.  

Tata Solar,  BHEL,   Lanco Sterling and Wilson are the solar companies that executed the solar panel installation. One of the major highlights is that Tata Solar provided domestically manufactured solar cells and panels for this large project.

5. Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park

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Capacity: 1,000 MW

Location: Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh

Area: 5,683 acres

Inaugurated on January 7, 2019, The Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park has 45.8 lakh solar panels. The total cable length at Kurnool stands at 1.27 lakh km. It will reduce CO2 emissions by 18,92,160 tonnes annually.

Out of the 1,000 MW, Greenko installed 500 MW, Soft Bank Energy installed 350 MW, Azure Power installed 100 MW and Adani Group-backed Prayatna Developers installed 50 MW. The project, Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park was taken jointly by Solar Energy Corporation of India, Andhra Pradesh Generation Corporation and New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation; three of them has respectively 50%, 41% and 9% stake.

6. Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Park

Capacity: 750 MW

Location: Rewa district, Madhya Pradesh

Area: 3,929 acres

Here’s the World Bank’s video on the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Park:

Video Source: World Bank 

Completed in 2020, the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Park accounts for 1/3rd of the solar electricity which Madhya Pradesh generates. It generates 1,120 GWh of electricity annually.

The Government of India invested Rs. 138 crore in the park. International Finance Corporation, a World Bank group company, invested about Rs 2,800 crore in the project. It will reduce CO2 emissions by 15 lakh tonnes annually, which equals planting 26 million trees (PIB Repoprt)

The park won the World Bank Group’s President Award for Innovation and Excellence and was part of the Prime Minister’s Book of Innovation 2017.

Interesting Facts

  • 4% of the park’s solar energy is sold to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
  • This meets 60% of DMRC’s daytime needs. 
  • DMRC will save Rs. 793 crore over the next 25 years.

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7. Charanka Solar Park

charanka solar park

Capacity: 730 MW

Location: Charanka, Patan district, Gujarat

Area: 5,384 acres

It is India’s 1st solar park and was launched in 2010, commissioned in 2011. The then-chief minister of Gujarat officially dedicated this park to electricity generation in 2012. 

The park is being expanded to include another 20 MW. Turbines have also been installed at the park to generate 20 MW of wind power. It can generate 4.2 MW of wind power.

8. Kamuthi Solar Plant

Capacity: 648 MW

Location: Kamuthi, Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu

Area: 2,500 acres

9. Radhnesada Solar Park

Image: Engie

Capacity: 600 MW

Location: Banaskantha district, Gujarat

Area: 3,517 acre

The planned capacity of the project is 700 MW.  SJVN Green Energy Limited, GIPCL, Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited developed 100 MW each, while Electro Solaire Pvt. Ltd and GSECL developed 200 MW each. Construction of 100 MW is currently underway.

10. Ananthapuramu – II Solar Park

Capacity: 500 MW

Location: Tadipatri mandal, Ananthapuramu district, Andhra Pradesh

Area: 2,751 acres

The project, Ananthapuramu – II Solar Park was commissioned in December 2018. Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation (APGENCO) has developed this project. Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company (APSPCL) is the implementing agency.

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Large Solar Power Plant Projects Under Construction

We have already covered the 10 largest solar power plants in India. Now let us look at major solar plants which are currently under construction.

1. RVUN Solar Park

Capacity: 2,000 MW

Location: Pugal tehsil, Bikaner district, Rajasthan

Area: 11,975 acres

Tentative Completion Year: 2026

NLC India Limited will develop 810 MW and Coal India Limited will develop 1,190 MW.

2. Fatehgarh Phase -1B Solar Park

Capacity: 1,500 MW

Location: Fatehgarh, Jaisalmer district, Rajasthan

Area: 2,076 acres

As of now, Adani Hybrid Energy Jaisalmer Four Ltd has developed 421 MW at Fatehgarh. Upon completion, the entire park will be spread over 6,187 acres.

3. Nokh Solar Park

Capacity: 925 MW

Location: Pokaran tehsil, Jaisalmer district, Rajasthan

Area: 4,587 acres

Project Completion Date: 30.09.2024

NTPC is developing 735 MW and Rising Sun Energy has developed 190 MW.

4. Omkareshwar Floating Solar Power Plant

Capacity: 600 MW

Location: Omkareshwar, Khandwa district, Madhya Pradesh

Area: 1,631 acres

Tentative Completion Year: 2024

When it is complete, the Omkareshwar Floating Solar Power Plant will be the world’s largest floating solar power plant. It is being built over the Narmada River and spans 1631 acres. It will generate 40.50 lakh units of electricity which will be enough to power over 90,000 homes.

India is taking on the role of a leader in developing solar parks. While the Bhadla Solar Park is the largest solar power plant in India and the world, in the future the Khavda Solar Park will beat Bhadla to take the crown of the world’s largest solar park. The power generated by these parks augurs the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ emerging in front of our eyes.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

The Bhadla Solar Park is the largest solar park in the world with a capacity of 2,245 MW. In the future, the Khavda Renewable Energy Park will host the world’s largest solar park with a capacity of 26 GW.

India aims to generate 500 GW of renewable energy by 2030. Moreover, India is blessed with solar radiation. Solar parks will go a long way in meeting India’s international commitments to combat climate change, enhance the country’s reputation, and meet the energy needs of its growing population.

India’s solar power capacity stands at over 81 GW. India is ranked 5th in solar power generation globally.

Yes, the Government of India has allowed up to 100% FDI under the automatic route for renewable energy projects including solar parks.

As per the government data, till February 28, 2023, the government had approved 57 solar parks with a total capacity of 39.28 GW.

It is a solar power project with a capacity of more than 500 MW.

Under the “Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects” scheme, the central government assists up to Rs. 25 lakh per solar park in preparing a Detailed Project Report (DPR). Additionally, Rs. 20.00 lakh/MW or 30% of the project cost, whichever is lower, is provided for accomplishing certain milestones.

2 Comments

  • Shankari Roy

    July 6, 2024 - 5:13 pm

    Wow, it’s amazing how India is leading the way with such large solar power plants. The details about each project are fascinating. Great job on this comprehensive post!

  • Bahadur Singh

    July 9, 2024 - 10:58 am

    Surprised to know that India has few of the best solar plants.

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