India building world's largest solar power plant

The construction of the world's largest solar power plant that will generate 750 megawatts of electricity is underway in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh. The project will overtake America's 550-megawatt 'Desert Sunlight' in California when it starts operating in August 2016. The $643 million project is a joint venture of state run PSU Urja Vikas Nigam and the Solar Energy Corporation of India, and at least 20 percent of the energy generated by the plant will be used within Madhya Pradesh state. As India embraces clean energy, the country plans 25 solar parks and several major solar power projects in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir. By 2022 India plans to install 100GW of solar power. China plans to achieve the same goal by 2020. Some critics say the ambitious plan has to expand infrastructure, create jobs, improve the lives of people, and get 24/7 power in every home, and considering the magnitude of the plan, meeting the demand will certainly be a serious challenge.