India Solar Farm View from Satellite

Map of India Solar Farm in Desert

India Solar Farms View From Satellite

Viewing satellite images is a great way to add new solar locations to the map.  Use the satellite image viewer in the upper right corner of the map.  Then click on the + sign of the map to add the solar farm location.  

India has made significant strides in solar energy development and has emerged as one of the world's largest and fastest-growing markets for solar power. The country has established numerous solar farms, also known as solar parks or solar power plants, to harness solar energy on a large scale. These solar farms contribute to India's renewable energy goals, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and promote sustainable development.

Solar farms in India typically consist of vast expanses of land covered with solar panels or solar photovoltaic (PV) modules. These panels convert sunlight into electricity, which is then fed into the power grid for distribution. The solar farms are designed to maximize solar energy generation and are strategically located in regions with high solar irradiation.

One notable example of a solar farm in India is the Kamuthi Solar Power Project, located in Tamil Nadu. It is one of the largest single-location solar power plants in the world, covering an area of approximately 2,500 acres and having a capacity of 648 MW. There are also several other solar farms across different states in India, including Rajasthan, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka.

The Indian government has been actively promoting solar energy through various initiatives and policies, such as the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) and the Solar Parks Scheme. These initiatives provide financial incentives, subsidies, and supportive regulatory frameworks to encourage the development of solar farms and attract investments in the solar energy sector.

Solar farms in India play a crucial role in diversifying the country's energy mix, reducing dependence on fossil fuels, and contributing to India's target of achieving 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, with a significant portion coming from solar power.

A very cool project to see is the India solar canal