Vikram Solar—a module manufacturer and EPC contractor—has set up a 5 MW solar power project for state-owned defence equipment manufacturer Bharat Dynamics Limited with Solar Energy Corporation of India as the project consultant.
The plant, located in Hyderabad, was recently inaugurated by defence minister Rajnath Singh. It is expected to generate 79,00,000 units of energy annually and would be used by Bharat Dynamics Limited for captive consumption at their Kanchanbag Unit.
Speaking on the occasion, Vikram Solar’s EPC business unit head Kuldeep Kumar Jain said that the solar power plant was perceived under ‘300 MW Ministry of Defence Scheme’ with viability gap funding.
The 5 MW project uses 20,928 numbers of 265 Wp and 270 Wp solar modules powering the whole unit.
The 300 MW scheme for Ministry of Defence establishments stipulates that all PV cells and modules used in the solar plants set up under this scheme will be made in India. The scheme provides Ministry of New and Renewable Energy with an amount of Rs750 crore from the National Clean Energy Fund.
Vikram Solar has EPC portfolio of over 1040 MW (including commissioned and under-execution capacity). Its annual PV module production capacity stands at 1.1 GW.
This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact: email@example.com.
By submitting this form you agree to pv magazine using your data for the purposes of publishing your comment.
Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties for the purposes of spam filtering or if this is necessary for technical maintenance of the website. Any other transfer to third parties will not take place unless this is justified on the basis of applicable data protection regulations or if pv magazine is legally obliged to do so.
You may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future, in which case your personal data will be deleted immediately. Otherwise, your data will be deleted if pv magazine has processed your request or the purpose of data storage is fulfilled.
Further information on data privacy can be found in our Data Protection Policy.