Waaree Energies has announced the commissioning of a 16 MW ground-mounted solar project under Maharashtra’s solar-powered agriculture feeder scheme. The solar module manufacturer and EPC contractor executed the plant for Waacox Energy using its own modules.
Under the solar agriculture feeder program, the Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) awards the installation of 1-10 MW community-scale solar PV power plants interconnected to the 33/11 kV sub-station. The major advantage of this scheme is that apart from ensuring reliable day-time power for the farmers, it requires no capital subsidy from the government.
Developed in the Warud Taluka of Amravati District, the Waaree plant is expected to generate more than 78,600 MWh power annually. It uses 60,660 numbers of 330Wp polycrystalline solar modules, two inverter duty transformers (rated 6250kVA and 3500kVA), five inverters of 3125 kW. The evacuation shall be at 33kV voltage Level at Temburkhera and Shendurjana Substation.
“Two-thirds of India’s total irrigated area is powered by more than two crore electric and 75 lakh diesel pumps. [Solar-powered agri-feeders] offer a win-win solution for the farmers, government and discoms. They not only provide a reliable supply of electricity but will also help reduce the subsidy outgo of State”—read a Waaree statement.
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