India is a leader in the global solar energy industry, with the world's largest solar park located in Bhadla, Rajasthan. Spanning 14,000 acres, Bhadla Solar Park has more than 10 million solar panels and an operating capacity of 2245 MW. Other notable solar power plants in India include NP Kunta Ultra Mega Solar Park, Kadapa Ultra Mega Solar Park, Sambhar Ultra Mega Solar Power Project, and the 1,000 MW ultra mega solar park in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. The Indian government has also initiated a rooftop solar power generation plan to make Gandhinagar a solar energy city.
Additionally, the International Solar Alliance (ISA), proposed by India as a founding member, is based in India and focuses on promoting and developing solar energy and solar products for countries between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. India has established nearly 42 solar parks to make land available to developers of solar plants. This has had a visible impact of solar energy on India's energy landscape over the past few years. The state of Gujarat is the first state to develop solar generation capacity in India and has a total installed solar power generation capacity of 1637 MW.
Kamuthi has more than 2.5 million individual photovoltaic solar modules, with cleaning robots integrated in the upper part of the modules. Residential electricity consumers who pay higher slab rates of ₹5 (6.3¢ US) per unit, can join local groups to collectively install off-grid solar power units on the roof (without much battery storage) and replace expensive grid energy used with solar energy as they are produce. To reach third place, India had to beat the United Kingdom, and this solar park gave them enough advantage. A 1,500 MW solar park will come into operation in the adjacent Kadapa district, accompanied by two other large-scale solar power plants, which could increase the state's solar power capacity by an additional 2,750 MW. Benban Solar Park is located in Benban, about 650 kilometers south of Cairo and is the largest solar park in Africa and fourth largest in the world overall. The Datong Solar Power Top Runner base is a work in progress but already has an impressive 1.07 GW capacity so far. India's national solar potential is immense and photovoltaic energy is an important source of renewable energy for the country.
With its numerous initiatives and projects, India is well on its way to becoming a global leader in renewable energy.