World’s largest solar power plant in Rajasthan

India will build the world’s largest 4,000 MW solar project in the western state of Rajasthan. The ultra-mega green solar power project would be built in two phases in an area close to Sambhar Lake, about 75 km from Jaipur. The first phase will be of 1000 MW and commissioned by the end of 2016.

Based on the experience gained during implementation of the first phase, the remaining capacity would be implemented through a variety of models. When the 4,000 MW of project is fully commissioned, it will generate 6,000 million units of power per annum. The project will supply power to the distribution companies of various States through the National Grid. “Being the first project of this scale anywhere in the world this project is expected to set a trend for large scale solar power development in the world,” said an official statement.