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Giant solar farm deployed in India powers 400,000 households with green energy

In India, where the population exceeds 1.3 billion, there’s immense potential for improving access to reliable and continuous energy sources. Despite the dominance of fossil fuels, the country is poised for a significant energy transition, presenting vast opportunities for progress and innovation.

The ENGIE Solution: Largest solar photovoltaic farm in the world in Andhra Pradesh, India

In 2020, ENGIE inaugurated the largest solar photovoltaic farm globally, situated in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh. NTPC Limited, India’s foremost electricity and gas distributor, is the esteemed customer. This project is a pivotal component of the National Solar Mission – phase II, initiated by the Government of India in 2010 to expedite solar energy production and achieved a 100 GW solar capacity by 2022.

Generating 250 MWac (Mega-Watt, Alternating Current) of solar energy annually, the plant supplies green energy to 400,000 households, contributing significantly to India’s energy decarbonization objectives. It aligns with the government’s ambition to develop 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022. Recognized as the ‘Best Large-Scale Solar Project’ by MERCOM India (a subsidiary of U.S.-based Mercom Capital Group, a clean energy consulting and communications firm recognized worldwide for its expertise in renewable energy)and honoured for ‘Excellence in Energy Management’ by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII – works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes), this project epitomizes excellence in sustainable energy initiatives.

By providing clean energy to the local population, ENGIE is catalyzing India’s energy transition while enhancing energy accessibility across the nation.

1 Million

Solar Panels

2,750

String Inverters

250 MWac

Installed Capacity of Renewable Energy

400,000

Households Supplied with Green Energy

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