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Solar in India: Vikram Solar commissions 40 MW PV plant in Madhya Pradesh

Gyanesh Chaudhary, CEO of Vikram Solar: “This plant is one of the flagship projects under the JNNSM Phase-2 scheme”
Gyanesh Chaudhary, CEO of Vikram Solar: “This plant is one of the flagship projects under the JNNSM Phase-2 scheme”

Vikram Solar (Kolkata, India) on May 11th, 2015 announced that it has successfully commissioned a 40 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant for IL&FS Energy Development Company Limited (IEDCL).

Vikram has also won a ten-year O&M (operations and maintenance) contract for the PV installation, the company notes. The plant is located in Madhya Pradesh and was installed within six months in two phases of 20 MW each.

 

PV to generate an average of 79,200,000 kWh of solar power in its first full year of operation

The plant is built using VikramSolar's high-efficiency Eldora 250 polycrystalline PV modules spread over 260 acres of land. It is connected to a 132 kV transmission line. Vikram Solar was responsible for the design, engineering, procurement, supply, construction and commissioning. Connected to the national grid, the PV plant is expected to generate an average of 79,200,000 kWh of solar power in its first full year of operation.

The PV project was awarded to IL&FS Energy Development Company Ltd by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) as part of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) Phase-II, Batch-I scheme run by the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

“Vikram Solar is very proud to have been entrusted with this project. Recognising the potential of this prestigious scheme, Vikram Solar focussed its expertise to meet the challenge of completing both phases within the given deadline of six months,” comments Gyanesh Chaudhary, CEO and Managing Director of Vikram Solar.

“This plant is therefore one of the flagship projects under the JNNSM Phase-2 scheme."

 

PV Modules manufactured in West Bengal using solar cells made exclusively in India

Mr Sunil Wadhwa, Managing Director of IL&FS Energy, added: “We are pleased to join hands with Vikram Solar for this prestigious project, which will set a benchmark in the country in terms of its design and execution standards.”

Sunil Rathi, President (Sales) of Vikram Solar, stated: “We use modules that are manufactured in Falta, West Bengal using PV cells made exclusively in India. We rely on products made in India in order to promote local production of solar components, and this was also the case for the cells and modules mandated by SECI in JNNSM Phase-2.”

 

2015-05-11 | Courtesy: Vikram Solar | solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH

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