Vikram Solar, a Solar EPC player and module manufacturer in India, has commissioned a 130 MW (2×65 MW) Solar PV Power Plant for NTPC in Bhadla, Rajasthan.
With the commissioning, Vikram Solar’s commissioned projects portfolio has risen to more than 275 MW.
The project has been developed under the State Specific Bundling Scheme with grid at Bhadla Solar Park Phase-II, in Bhadla Village, Bap Tehsil, in the Jodhpur District of Rajasthan.
Under this scheme, the project will be bundled with thermal power from NTPC Singrauli Thermal power station.
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, the company said.
Gyanesh Chaudhary, MD & CEO, Vikram Solar said, “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.”
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.
The commissioning of the 130 MW capacity by Vikram Solar at Bhadla would add to NTPC’s aim to set up 1000 MW of capacity from renewable sources by 2017.
The solar project has also generated employment opportunity for local workers for 25 years for its maintenance and other miscellaneous works.