New Delhi: National Geographic’s Megastructures is all set to present an awe inspiring story of one of the world’s largest solar power plants situated in India. In its new one-hour episode, Nat Geo continues its legacy of showcasing the biggest, and most awe-inspiring engineering marvels around the world with the Adani Solar Power Plant situated in Kamuthi district of Tamil Nadu.
Megastructures is one of the most successful series that has showcased cutting edge science and technology behind creating structural marvels that have become landmarks – the Burj Khalifa, London’s Olympic Stadium and Hoover Dam Bridge top the list. The iconic series features constructions that inspire amazement and interest amongst people not only for their remarkable size but also for the intricacies and innovations involved in building and managing them.
The solar plant in Kamuthi is one of the world’s largest solar power plants in a single-location. When commissioned, the 648MW solar power plant can electrify 3.92 Lakh homes. This plant is a significant step towards India’s plan to be amongst the leaders in solar power production by 2022.
This one hour episode, Megastructures: India’s Solar Powerhouse, will feature complexities encountered by a dedicated set of engineers as they try to erect this massive solar power plant, within a tight timeframe. It captures the moments of challenges that were thrown by forces of nature when the worst in over a 100 years monsoons rains hit the area. The envisioned project will stand out for its innovative robotic cleaning technology that can save millions of Liters of water.
Commenting on the project, Adani Spokesperson said, “We are glad to have worked on this mega structure and complete it in record time with the hope to lead the path for renewable power generation in the country. We at the Adani Group are committed towards clean green energy while addressing the nation’s energy requirements. Our team created the world’s largest solar plant with over 25,00,000 modules that will help provide electricity to lakhs of households. We are proud to be featured on Nat Geo as a modern visionary marvel for India and the world. The documentary will give viewers an exclusive glimpse into the operations of our Megastructure as well as the tremendous challenges that we faced in bringing our dream in to reality.”
Megastructures: India’s Solar Powerhouse, premieres on 12th Sep, Monday 7pm on National Geographic Channel & National Geographic Channel HD.