Welspun commissions 15 MW solar PV plant in Rajasthan

Rajasthan's arid climate offers excellent conditions for solar generation
Rajasthan's arid climate offers excellent conditions for solar generation

Welspun Energy Ltd. (WEL, New Delhi, India) has commissioned a 15 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in the Indian state of Rajasthan, which it says was completed ahead of schedule.

The plant is the first of three PV projects, totaling 50 MW, that WEL's subsidiary won under Batch-2, Phase-1 of the India's National Solar Mission (JNNSM). The three projects will utilize modules from multiple vendors, which it says prevents project delays and speeds execution time.

"We are pleased to bring this 15 MW Solar Project online much ahead of its schedule," notes Welspun co-Founder and Managing Director Vineet Mittal. "Strong integration of engineering design, technology and focused project management has helped us in achieving quality, time & cost superiority."

"This project has been one of many where we have proved that focus on innovation is necessary to gain that extra edge. We are looking forward to becoming change agents for widespread green energy adoption and contributing to India’s growth through clean energy."

 

Electricity sold at USD 0.152/kWh

Electricity from the first 15 MW will be purchased at INR 8.14/kWh (USD 0.152/kWh). Welspun expects to commission the next two plants "in the coming weeks", ahead of their contractual deadline of February 26th, 2013.

 

Welspun building India's largest PV plant at 130 MW

In addition to the 50 MW of PV projects, Welspun has also won a 130 MW PV project in the state of Madhya Pradesh, which will be the largest PV plant in India when complete. The plant is currently under construction and Welspun expects to commission it by the end of 2013.

 

 

 

2013-01-23 | Courtesy: Welspun; Image: Rakesh Krishna Kumar (Wikipedia) | solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH

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