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Poll: How many solar panels in a 1 GW solar park?

In a dazzling display of curiosity, 36 of our LinkedIn luminaries weighed in on a question that shines a light on the scale of solar power. The answers ranged from the thousands to the millions, reflecting the awe-inspiring scope of harnessing the sun’s energy.

Poll results

250,000 19%
2.5 million 39%
25 million 8%

A chunky 39% of you, the solar sleuths, leaned towards a staggering 2.5 million panels for a 1 GW behemoth. Now, isn’t that something? Let’s peel back the layers on this one.

Solar’s Scalable Symphony

Here’s the thing about solar power—it’s like LEGO. You start with a single piece (a solar cell), and before you know it, you’ve built a castle (or in our case, a solar park). But not just any castle—a sprawling, sun-kissed fortress capable of powering a small country. The thought of dotting landscapes with millions of these shiny squares is both daunting and exhilarating. It’s a testament to our audacious human spirit, our refusal to be daunted by scale. “Go big or go home,” as they say, and in the realm of renewables, we’re certainly not heading home.

A Sea of Panels vs. A Handful of Boilers

The contrast couldn’t be starker when you pitch it against the old guard of power generation. Imagine a thermal power plant, with its massive boilers, against a solar farm. One huffs and puffs, while the other silently beams, soaking up the sun’s rays.

Comparing solar farms to traditional thermal power plants offers a striking perspective. While a thermal plant might rely on a few large boilers, a solar farm stretches across the horizon with millions of panels, each a small but essential piece of the puzzle. 

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In a Nutshell

This poll isn’t merely a numbers game; it’s a reflection on the transformative power of solar energy. Envision a 1 GW solar park with each panel contributing to a cleaner, sustainable future. Its power symbolises our capacity for innovation, showing that in the quest for sustainability, every watt counts. Let’s continue to embrace the sun’s bounty, illuminating our path with every panel we lay.

About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.


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