Shakti Stahala is the name of the largest photovoltaic generation plant in the world. It is located in the Pavagada region, in southern India. It covers an area of 5,261 hectares and is capable of generating up to 2 GigaWatts of power, making it a true mini-sun on our own planet.
Shakti Stahla is the result of an ambitious project, with a budget of more than $ 2.5 billion, which was completed in just two years.
It exceeds more than 500 GWatts so far the largest existing solar park, in the desert of Tengger, China.
The Pavagada site is the result of its unique climate, high solar incidence, with an HSP (peak sunlight hours) greater than 6 and a low rainfall rate.
These characteristics aggravated by climate change made Pavagada an area of poor farmers condemned to emigration. In addition to its impressive photovoltaic generation capacity, the social engineering applied to the inhabitants of the area is also worthy of recognition.
The owners of the land where the facility is located were not expropriated, but are integrated into the project as partners.
More than 2,500 farmers charge a lease for their land and will receive it for at least 25 years, which corresponds approximately to life.
Useful of solar panels and inverters. Shakti Sthala employs more than 4,000 people in one form or another and continues to grow because the Indian govern ment has begun expanding the facility by incorporating wind generators to take advantage of the wind from this region.