India will tomorrow become the home of the world’s largest operational solar PV plant when the 1 GW Kurnool solar park in the state of Andhra Pradesh is fully connected to the grid.
The ultra-mega solar plant is the fruit of many developers’ labor, chiefly Indian power developer Greenko, which acquired the rights for 500 MW of capacity at the plant from SunEdison, the now-bankrupt U.S. energy development firm that won the reverse auction with a bid of INR 4.63/kWh ($0.071/kWh) in December 2015.
The remaining 500 MW of capacity was awarded to a suite of developers and EPCs, notably Adani – the Indian renewable energy giant that will this week commission the final 50 MW.
According to Mercom Capital Group, Adani “worked on a war footing” to get the project over the line. By June 28 the company had commissioned 30 MW of its 50 MW awarded capacity, and will tomorrow – …