India has connected a huge 600MW solar panel farm to its electricity grid. Built in the state of Gujarat on the west coast of India, the farm is said to be Asia’s largest at the moment.
Covering 3000 acres of land, the ‘Gujarat Solar Park’ was built in a year, joining the grid last week.
Gujarat’s Chief Minister Narendra Modi said: “This achievement is not merely a step in the direction of power conservation but it provides the world with a vision that how the power needs of the future generations can be solved in an environment-friendly manner.”
He said the state’s efforts had helped cut the price of solar power in half from 15 rupees a unit to 8.5.