India connects 9.3MW solar farm to grid

A solar farm with a capacity of 9.3MW has been completed and connected to the grid in the Indian state of Gujarat. The Adani-Suntech Mundra power plant is expected to […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

A solar farm with a capacity of 9.3MW has been completed and connected to the grid in the Indian state of Gujarat.

The Adani-Suntech Mundra power plant is expected to generate 13,000MWh of electricity per year – enough to power around 32,000 homes.

It has more than 36,000 solar panels, which will help reduce 11,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.

The project also supports India’s target of installing 100GW of solar capacity by 2020.

Vneet S Jaain, CEO of Adani Power said: “We are confident this solar plant will be a demonstrative example of solar energy’s viability as a powerful natural energy source capable of powering India’s burgeoning market.”

Gujarat is said to be the solar power leader in the country, with a total installed capacity of around 929MW.