• Electrical India
  • Apr 7, 2017

Vikram Solar commissions 130 MW solar project for NTPC in Bhadla, Rajasthan

With the commissioning, the company’s commissioned projects portfolio has raised to more than 275 MW…

Vikram Solar, a well known Solar EPC player and module manufacturer in the country, has commissioned a 130 MW (2x65 MW) Solar PV Power Plant for NTPC in Bhadla, Rajasthan. The project has been developed under the State Specific Bundling Scheme (for bundling with thermal power from NTPC Singrauli Thermal power station) with grid at Bhadla Solar Park Phase-II, in Bhadla Village, Bap Tehsil, in the Jodhpur District of Rajasthan. Vikram Solar will further provide Operations and Maintenance (O&M) service to the plant for a period of 5 years since the date of commissioning. With the commissioning, the company’s commissioned projects portfolio has raised to more than 275 MW.

  Each 65 MW plant, will have a power generation capacity of 106.22 million units, and is spread across an area of 321 acres of land each. The power plants are connected to Bhadla 220KV Pooling Station-1 through 1.5 km of 132 kV double circuit transmission line. Vikram Solar has used Poly-crystalline modules of size 295Wp to 320Wp for the plants. Each plant is also expected to reduce CO2 emissions to the tune of 99.73 metric tonnes annually.

  During the execution of this 2X65MW Solar PV Power Plant, resources and work force from local villages (Bhadla, Noore ki Bhurj, Nachna, etc.) were engaged in the construction phase for Civil, Structure and Electrical erection work. The plant has also generated employment opportunity for local workers for 25 years for its maintenance and other miscellaneous works.

  Gyanesh Chaudhary, MD & CEO, Vikram Solar, said, “We are happy to commission yet another prestigious renewable power project for our country. The successful commissioning of this project reaffirms our expertise and superior quality standards in the execution of utility scale power projects. We remain committed to our vision of facilitating environment friendly clean energy to safeguard the future of our succeeding generations and that of our planet.”