Module manufacturer and EPC contractor Vikram Solar today announced the completion of an 85 MW solar power plant for state-run power producer National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC). The project is located at Bilhaur in the Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh.
The latest addition, together with another 140 MW NTPC project commissioned by Vikram Solar at the same location, brings the total project capacity to 225 MW (85 MW+140 MW), making it the largest single-site solar project in Uttar Pradesh.
Vikram Solar commissioned the 85 MW solar project’s first part capacity of 70 MW on March 28, 2021. Thus, it delivered 210 MW (140 MW+70 MW) of the NTPC project in the financial year 2020-21.
The 85 MW solar project (including a 33/132 kV switchyard) is spread across 400 acres and uses about 350,000 numbers of Vikram Solar modules. It is expected to generate 200 million units (MU) of electricity per year, enough to power 88,905 houses annually and help avoid 4.57 tonnes of CO2 emission.
Saibaba Vutukuri, chief executive officer, Vikram Solar, shared on the occasion, “NTPC is one of our oldest clients and we have been partnering in several of their solar projects. We are proud to say that we have a portfolio of commissioned and under-construction projects totaling 708 MW with NTPC, as it identifies our commitment and focus towards customer-centricity. We are hopeful of a continued journey with NTPC towards realizing the company’s green energy goals.”
Some of the other prominent utility-scale PV projects executed by Vikram Solar are 200 MW for APGENCO in Andhra Pradesh, 130 MW for NTPC at Bhadla in Rajasthan, 80 MW for GIPCL at Charanka in Gujarat, and 50 MW for NTPC at Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh).
Vikram Solar’s annual PV module production capacity stands at 1.2 GW, and the company has shipped over 3.1 GW PV modules globally. In addition to being a Tier-1 PV module manufacturer (as per Bloomberg NEF), the company is a PVEL LLC Top Performer with its modules suitable for harsh environments in Europe, North America, and Asia.
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