List of Solar Power Plants in India

India’s National Solar Mission was launched in 2010 with the target of just 20GW by the end of 2020. Some of the country’s biggest solar power plants are located in Rajasthan, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Know about Solar power Plants in India here
Created On: Dec 11, 2020 16:46 IST
Modified On: Dec 11, 2020 18:10 IST
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India’s National Solar Mission was launched in 2010 with the target of just 20GW by the end of 2020. But since there has been heavy activity in this sector since then, the Indian Government now aims to extend the utilization of solar energy upto 100 GW by 2022.  

India ranks third in Asia and fourth in the world in terms of solar power production. Currently, the country is only using 38% of its total capacity of renewable energy. Also, the world’s largest solar park would be constructed in Rajasthan.

Some of the country’s biggest solar power plants are located in  Rajasthan, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

List of Solar Power Plants in India 

Listed below are the Solar Power Plants on the basis of the power generated by them. The biggest solar power plant in India at present in term of power generation is Badhla Solar Park. Go through the list below. Also Read| Can China actually make an artificial sun? Check here

  • Bhadla Solar Park, Rajasthan

Location: Jodhpur district of Rajasthan

Power Generation: 2055 MW

Area of Park: 14000 acres

It is the world's biggest solar park in terms of power generation and second largest in terms of area. The average temperatures in Bhadla range between 46 and 48 degrees centigrades. The geography is quite against the solar plant as hot winds and sand storms cover the place frequently. Bhadla is a sandy, dry and arid region spread in about 45 square kilometres. The average money spent in the plant is around 10,000 crore. 

This Solar plant is under development by multiple stakeholders. Development Company Limited (a subsidiary of Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited), Saurya Urja Company (joint venture company of the government of Rajasthan and IL&FS Energy Development Company), and Adani Renewable Energy Park Rajasthan are responsible for its construction and maintenance. 

Bhadla Power Plant

  • Pavagada Solar Park

Location: Palavalli, Karnataka

Power Generation: 2000MW

Area of Park: 13000 acres

This solar park is located in Karnataka which is estimated to be hosting many solar plants due to its highly supportive geography. It has become operational since last year and is the second biggest solar power parks in the world in terms of energy. Shakti Sthala Pavagada Solar Park in Karnataka is one of the world’s biggest solar parks in the country.

This solar park is developed by the Karnataka Solar Park Development Corporation Limited (KSPDCL) which is a joint venture between the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the Karnataka Renewable Energy (KREDL), with help from the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) 

Pavagada Power Plant

  • Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park, Andhra Pradesh

Location: Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh

Power Generation: 1000 MW

Area of Park: 5932 acres

Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park is spread over 5,932.32 acres of area in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh and is one of the world’s largest solar park at the time. This plant was set up within two years by Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation jointly with Solar Energy Corporation, Andhra Pradesh Generation Corporation and New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation using INR 7,143 crore.

A 1,500MW solar park is also set to become operational in the nearby district of Kadapa, which is accompanied by two more large-scale solar power plants. It would be helpful in raising the state’s solar energy capacity by an additional 2,750MW.

Kurnool Solar power Plant

  • NP Kunta Ultra Mega Solar Park

Location: Anathapuram, Andhra Pradesh

Power Generation: 1500 MW 

Area of  Park: 7924 acres

This solar park is also known as Ananthapuram Ultra Mega Solar Park is spread over a total area of 7,924.76 acres in Nambulapulakunta Mandal in the Ananthapur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Commissioned in May 2016, this park is owned by Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation Private Limited, APSPCL.

This park is divided into two parts Anathapuram 1 and Anathpuram 2. The former would be generating 1500 MW while the latter would be responsible for 500 MW power generation.

NP Kunta Power Plant

  • Rewa Ultra Mega Solar

Location: Rewa, Madhya Pradesh

Power Generation: 750 MW

Area of Park: 1590 acres

Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL), is the agency responsible for the implementation of the project. It is a joint venture between the Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikash Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) and the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

This is India’s first and only solar project till date that has been funded from the Clean Technology Fund, CTF. It is also India’s only solar power plant to have obtained a concessional loan from the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation. With an investment of Rs. 2,800 crore, the commissioning of this plant reportedly saved Delhi Metro Rs 1,400 crore over its project life.

The solar parks listed above were the most important five solar parks of India on the basis of their power generation capacity. Listed below are the parks that are already commissioned or would be commissioned in the coming years. 

Rewa Power Plant

Other Solar Plants in India

Listed below are the Solar Power Plants in India along with the location, capacity and developer details

State

Solar Park

Capacity

(MW)

Solar Power Parks Developer (SPPD)

Andhra Pradesh

Ananthapuramu-I Solar Park

1500

AP Solar Power Corporation Pvt. Ltd. (APSPCL), JVC of SECI, APGENCO and NREDCAP

Kurnool Solar Park

1000

Kadapa Solar Park

1000

Ananthapuramu-II Solar Park

500

Hybrid Solar Wind Park

160

Arunachal Pradesh

Lohit Solar Park

20

Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA)

Gujarat

Radhnesada Solar Park

700

Gujarat Power Corporation Limited (GPCL)

Harsad Solar Park

350

Dholera Solar Park Ph-I

1000

Dholera Solar Park Ph-II

4000

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)

Himachal Pradesh

Kaza Solar Park

1000

JVC of SJVN & Govt of HP

Jharkhand

Floating Solar Park

150

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)

Karnataka

Pavagada Solar Park

2000

Karnataka Solar Power Development Corporation Pvt. Ltd. (KSPDCL), JVC of KREDL & SECI

Kerala

Kasargod Solar Park

105

Renewable Power Corporation of Kerala Limited (RPCKL), JVC of SECI

Madhya Pradesh

Rewa Solar Park

750

Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL), JVC of MPNRED & SECI

Mandsaur Solar Park

250

Neemuch

500

Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL), JVC of MPNRED & SECI

Agar

550

Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL), JVC of MPNRED & SECI

Shajapur

450

Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL), JVC of MPNRED & SECI

Omkareswar Floating Solar Park

600

Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL), JVC of MPNRED & SECI

Chhattarpur Solar Park

950

Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL), JVC of MPNRED & SECI

Barethi Solar Park

550

NTPC

Maharashtra

Sai Guru Solar Park (Pragat)

500

M/s Sai Guru Mega Solar Park Pvt. Ltd. (formerly M/s Pragat Akshay Urja Ltd.)

Patoda Solar Park (Paramount)

150

M/s Paramount Solar Power Pvt. Ltd. (formerly M/s K. P. Power Pvt. Ltd.)

Dondaicha Solar Park

250

Maharashtra State Electricity Generating Company Ltd. (MAHAGENCO)

Manipur

Bukpi Solar Park

20

Manipur Tribal Development Corpn. Ltd. (MTDCL)

Meghalaya

Solar park in Meghalaya

20

Meghalaya Power Generation Corporation Ltd (MePGCL)

Mizoram

Vankal Solar Park

20

Power & Electricity Department

Odisha

Solar Park by NHPC

40

NHPC Limited

Solar Park by NHPC

100

NHPC Limited

Rajasthan

Bhadla-II Solar Park

680

Rajasthan Solar Park Development Company Ltd. (RSDCL)

Bhadla-III Solar Park

1000

M/s Surya Urja Company of Rajasthan Ltd (SUCRL) JVC of State Govt

Bhadla-IV Solar Park

500

M/s Adani Renewable Energy Park Rajasthan Limited (AREPRL) JVC of State Govt

Phalodi-Pokaran Solar Park

750

M/s Essel Surya Urja Company of Rajasthan Limited (ESUCRL) JVC of State Govt

Fatehgarh Phase-1B Solar Park

421

M/s Adani Renewable Energy Park Rajasthan Limited (AREPRL) JVC of State Govt

Nokh Solar Park

925

Rajasthan Solar Park Development Company Ltd. (RSDCL)

Uttar Pradesh

Solar Park in UP

440

Lucknow Solar Power Development Corporation Ltd. (LSPDCL) JVC of UPNEDA & SECI

Jalaun Solar Park

1200

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The solar power plants listed above are responsible for more than 25000 MW power generation across India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi would also be inaugurating the world’s largest renewable solar and wind energy park in Gujarat’s Kutch and another desalination plant, on December 15, 2020.

PM Modi participated in the 15th G20 Summit convened by Saudi Arabia in a virtual format. In his address, the Prime Minister stressed that India would meet its goal of 175 GW of renewable energy capacity target well before the target 2022 and that India is now more focused on reaching its next target of 450 GW capacity by 2030. 

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