Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park is a solar park spread over a total area of 5,932.32 acres (24.0072 km2) in Panyam mandal of Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh.
The project is being implemented by the Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation Private Limited (APSPCL), a joint venture of the Solar Energy Corporation of India, Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation and the New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd.
The park was built at an investment of around ₹7,000 crore (US$1.1 billion) by solar power developers and the Central and State governments.
Solar power developers invested ₹6,000 crore (US$930 million), while the remaining ₹1,000 crore (US$160 million) was funded by APSPCL supported by a ₹200 crore (US$31 million) grant from the Union Government.
With more than 900 MW of the 1,000 MW already commissioned, and the rest expected to be ready soon, the Kurnool Ultra Solar Park has become the largest single location solar project.
With a capacity of 1,000 MW, it has already outpaced the 648 MW solar park developed by the Adani group in Tamil Nadu and the 550 MW Topaz Solar Park in California.
The project is located about 280 km from Hyderabad and is developed under the Ministry of Renewable Energy’s Solar Parks scheme. The park has been set up by the Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation Limited (APSPCL), a joint venture company where in 50 per cent equity is held by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), 41 per cent by AP Genco and 9 per cent by Non-conventional Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP).
List of World’s largest Photovoltaic Power Stations (Rank Wise):
|Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park||India|
|Longyangxia Dam Solar Park||China|
|Kamuthi Solar Power Project||India|
|Solar Star (I and II)||United States|
|Topaz Solar Farm||United States|
|Copper Mountain Solar Facility||United States|
|Desert Sunlight Solar Farm||United States|
|Huanghe Hydropower Golmud Solar Park||China|
|Mesquite Solar project||United States|
|Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park||Pakistan|
|Yanchi Solar Park||China|
|Charanka Solar Park||India|
|Springbok Solar Farm||United States|
|Cestas Solar Farm||France|
|Agua Caliente Solar Project||United States|
|Antelope Valley Solar Ranch||United States|
|Mount Signal Solar||United States|
|Silver State South Solar Project||United States|
|California Valley Solar Ranch||United States|
|Moapa Southern Paiute||United States|
|El Romero Solar Farm||Chile|
|Escalante Solar Project||United States|
|Bhadla Solar Park||India|
|Garland Solar Facility||United States|
|Cixi solar farm||China|
|Gonghe Industrial Park Phase I||China|
|Gansu Jintai Solar Facility||China|
|Tranquillity Solar project||United States|
|Astoria Solar project||United States|
|Solar Capital De Aar||South Africa|
|Centinela Solar Energy Project||United States|
|Campo Verde Solar Project||United States|
|Finis Terrae solar project||Chile|
|Comanche Solar||United States|
|Welspun Solar MP project||India|
|Azure Power solar farm||India|
|Imperial Solar Energy Center South||United States|
|Imperial Solar Energy Center West||United States|
|Roserock solar farm||United States|
|SolarGen 2 Imperial Valley||United States|
|Stateline Solar||United States|
|Zhongli Tenghui solar farm||China|