When we talk about Wind Power Plants, we know that Wind energy is generated through
wind turbines placed close to each other in a wind power plant. Wind turbines work on a very
simple principle: wind turbines use wind to make electricity instead of using electricity to
make wind, like a fan. The natural wind flow turns the propeller-like blades of a turbine
around a rotor, which spins a generator, which further creates electricity.
Now let’s discuss where the biggest Wind Power plant is situated.
Gansu Wind Farm
The Gansu Wind Farm is situated in China. It is the largest wind farm in the world. It has a
target capacity of 20,000 MW by 2020.
Solar power is generated in solar power plants. The sun energy is concentrated to create
solar energy in the form of electricity. A solar thermal plant generates heat and electricity by
concentrating the sun’s energy. That in turn builds steam that helps to feed a turbine and
generator to produce electricity.
The sun rays are used to produce solar power energy. The most commonly used solar
technologies are Photovoltaic plants and solar thermal systems today.
Solar power plants are of two types they are differentiated depending on how the energy
from the sun is converted into electricity this can be either via photovoltaic or solar cells or a
solar thermal power plant.
Types of solar power plants:
Bhadla Solar Park
Located in Rajasthan a small village called Bhadla is claimed to have the largest solar power
plant in the world. This falls in a district called Jodhpur. It spans 14,000 acres. This solar
power plant is fully operational and has been installed with a capacity of nearly 2,250
To generate electricity out of water potential energy is converted into mechanical energy
through turbines. Further it then generates electricity.
Three Gorges Dam
The largest hydropower plant situated in China. Three Gorges Dam has the largest