Vikram Solar brings solar power to 3 more airports in India


Kolkata based Vikram Solar has commissioned three new solar plants for Airport Authority of India (AAI), after airport projects in Kolkata and Kerala.

The new solar projects—located at Dibrugarh (Assam), Gaya (Bihar) and Gondia (Maharashtra)—have a cumulative capacity of 1165 KW (or 1.1 MW), taking the module manufacturer and EPC contractor’s cumulative airport portfolio to more than 4 MW.

The other airport projects commissioned by Vikram Solar are 2 MWp at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, and 100 KWp at Cochin International Airport and 750 KWp solar plant at Calicut International Airport in Kerala.

The solar plant at Dibrugarh airport is 725 KW in capacity. Designed to serve as a Solar Carport, it is expected to provide accommodation to 200-220 vehicles. Vikram Solar’s 345Wp mono crystalline modules were used to cover the 8000 sq.m area of the carport. The plant is expected to generate approximately 1,040,000 KWh of electricity annually.

The Gondia airport project is 220 KW in capacity and is designed using Vikram Solar’s 330 Wp polycrystalline Eldora Grand Series modules. This ground-mounted solar plant will power the Birsi Airport office building.

The Gaya airport project is also 220 KW in size. It uses Eldora Grand Series 325 Wp modules and is expected to power four buildings at Gaya Airport.

Each of the Gaya and Gondia solar plants is expected to generate nearly 300,000 KWh of electricity annually.

Speaking on the occasion, Dheeraj Anand, Head-Distributed Solar, Vikram Solar, said, “We are proud to be a partner of choice in contributing towards AAI’s vision of adopting renewable energy. The successful commissioning of these three new projects is a testimony of our performance, capabilities and dedication towards customer satisfaction.”

Vikram Solar has a 1.04 GW EPC portfolio, including commissioned and under-execution rooftop and ground-mounted projects, and a manufacturing capacity of 1.1 GW, with a customer base across six continents.

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