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World|business|May 23, 2016 / 04:26 PM
India's Punjab hosts world's largest 11.5-MW solar roof

AKIPRESS.COM - solar panels A 11.5-MW solar installation, described as the world's largest single rooftop solar power plant, was inaugurated last week by state officials in the Indian state of Punjab, reports Renewables.

The system is part of a 19.5-MW rooftop project across a number of sites at the Dera Baba Jaimal Singh campus of Radha Soami Satsang Beas Educational and Environmental Society.

The Rs. 1.39-billion (USD 20.6m/EUR 18.4m) project will generate enough electricity to power 8,000 local homes, according to a statement by the Punjab government. Local media reported that the installation was built by Tata Power's solar unit and Larsen & Toubro.

The state now has 470 MW of solar capacity and will probably reach 1,080 MW by the end of the 2016/17 year, new and renewable energy resources minister Bikram Singh Majithia said.

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