Solar module manufacturer, Vikram Solar, has successfully commissioned a 40 mw solar plant for IL&FS Energy Development Company ( IEDCL). It has also bagged a ten-year O&M (operations and maintenance) contract for the installation.
According to a company statement the project was awarded to IL&FS Energy Development Company 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).
Gyanesh Chaudhary, CEO and managing director of Vikram Solar, said: “Vikram Solar focussed its expertise to meet the challenge of completing both phases within six months. This plant is therefore one of the flagship projects under the JNNSM Phase-2 scheme.”
The plant is built using Vikram Solar’s high-efficiency 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, erection and commissioning.
Connected to the national grid, the solar power plant is expected to generate an average of 79.2 million units in its first full year of operation.
Sunil Rathi, president (sales) of Vikram Solar, said: “We use modules that are manufactured in Falta, West Bengal using 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 Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. is a company of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, established to facilitate the implementation of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission.... in JNNSM Phase-2.”