The world's largest solar farm is located in India: Charanka Solar Park - Kutch, Gujarat.
Check out the map location here.
- 500 MW power by the end of 2014
- 214 MW current operating capacity
- Built on 3000 acres of wasteland
- It will save 900,000 tonnes of coal and natural gas per year
- It will reduce carbon dioxide emissions with 8 million tonnes
India is ambitious when it comes to solar power and it seems that the Gujarat government wants to implement a solar rooftop policy.
We see again that this market grows or shrinks depending on government policies. However, if India starts a nation wide solar policy, then you'll definitely see a rise in the value of solar stocks.
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So the Indians made their solar farm on wasteland. That's a good use for barren land that was just sitting there.
But considering Germany is the biggest player in Europe, and they build a part of their solar sites on the ground - do you think that's a waste of agriculture space?
We're now producing tomatoes indoors and use fields to grow...electricity.
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