Adani says it has secured land to build a A$200 million solar farm in Australia

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Adani Group said on Thursday it has secured land to build an A$200 million ($148 million) solar farm in Australia, the initial segment of a five-year drive to build 1,500 megawatts of solar energy plants in the nation.

The solar push comes as Adani continues to battle opposition to its plans to build a $7 billion coal mine in Australia, a venture that has been for some time deferred because of a string of natural claims.

Adani, India's greatest sun oriented power maker and top coal-terminated generator, said it would construct a 100-200 MW sunlight based ranch in Moranbah in the east of Australia, one of the town’s most exceedingly terrible hit by the worldwide droop in coal mining in the course of recent years.

Development is because of start in mid-2017 and is relied upon to take about a year.

One of the green gatherings that has long battled Adani's arranged Carmichael coal mine respected its venture into sun based power in Australia.

"This is a sensible move that perceives the long haul eventual fate of power creation is in renewables," Mackay Conservation Group facilitator Peter McCallum said in a messaged explanation.