Vikram Solar bags 1 MW private sector floating solar project

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Vikram Solar has secured a 1 MW floating solar project for Hindustan Zinc Limited. The plant – at Ghosunda Dam, near Chittorgarh in Rajasthan –would be Vikram Solar’s second floating PV plant after the company gave India its first such facility in 2015, in Kolkata.

The company says the installation will be one of the first megawatt-scale floating projects for the Indian private sector, will use Vikram Solar’s 330 Wp 72-cell Eldora polycrystalline modules and is expected to be commissioned by July. The project is expected to generate 1,993 MWh annually, providing enough electricity to power 1,400 houses per year.

Ravindra Goyal, head of EPC sales for Vikram Solar, said: “We are honored to be chosen by Hindustan Zinc Limited to execute this project. As a leading solar EPC player, it is our pleasure to once again contribute to the Indian solar revolution in a pioneering way. We congratulate Hindustan Zinc Limited for taking a step towards green energy transition and we look forward to participating in more such innovative projects in the country.”

Vikram Solar has more than 950 MW of commissioned and under execution EPC solar projects in India. It recently commissioned two 10 MW solar projects for the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company, at Patni, near Kharagpur, and at Lalgarh, near Midnapore in West Bengal.