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Fri May 20, 2016, 10:07 AM

India inaugurates one of the world's biggest solar rooftop power plants

By Sonam Joshi | Mashable 2016-05-18

The north Indian state of Punjab has inaugurated what it claims is the world's largest rooftop solar power plant. Spread over eight rooftops across 82 acres, it can produce up to 11.5 MW of electricity.

The Rs 1.35 billion project is expected to have significant environmental benefits, reducing 400,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide over the next 25 years. The Punjab government says that the project will generate enough electricity to power 8,000 homes and hopes that it will be a role model for other states to replicate similar rooftop solar plants.


An Indian security personnel poses for media as he walks over rooftops covered in solar panels at the Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant on May 17, 2016.

India has been promoting major solar energy projects across the country, with the aim of increasing its solar power capacity to 100GW by 2022. It also launched an International Solar Alliance with 120 countries at the COP21 Climate Conference in December, and is in the process of setting up its headquarters in India....snip more
http://mashable.com/2016/05/18/india-worlds-biggest-rooftop-solar-power-plant/


The world's largest Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Power plant at Dera Baba Jaimal Singh Beas in Punjab, India.

Punjab CM inaugurates world's largest single roof top solar power plant

By Ravinder Singh Robin

Beas (Amritsar), May 17 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal dedicated the world's largest Single Rooftop Solar Power Plant with capacity of 11.5 MW to the nation here at Dera Baba Jaimal Singh here today.

The Chief Minister's Office confirmed that, Badal, along with New and Renewable Energy Resources Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, inaugurated Rs.139 crore project, which was also the country's largest solar power plant spread over 82 acres of rooftop in single campus on multiple roofs with installed capacity of 19.5 MW...snip more:
http://www.aninews.in/newsdetail2/story264643/punjab-cm-inaugurates-world-039-s-largest-single-roof-top-solar-power-plant.html

Cheap Solar=Cheap Green Hydrogen. Solar @ 3 cents/kWh = $1.50 Kg H2

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Fri May 20, 2016, 03:56 PM

1. For about 1/4 of a century, there have been tens of thousands of "world's largest solar"...

...announcements.

And yet the solar industry doesn't even produce 2 of the 570 exajoules of energy humanity now consumes each year.

If all of these "world's largest solar" posts, web pages, news items etc had meant anything we wouldn't have hit a rate of increase for carbon dioxide increases of 3 ppm per year. Yet we're there, and we're not coming back.

The solar industry is a huge waste of money, soaking the poor for trillions while offering essentially nothing in return.

What is tragic is that people still believe this stuff is important. It isn't. At least a belief in Santa Claus doesn't harm anyone nearly as much as the tragic complacency associated with the failed, expensive and toxic solar industry.

Have a nice weekend.

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