Germany’s Belectric Solar & Battery GmbH has announced the commissioning of a 250 MW AC solar farm for Fortum Solar in the Indian State of Rajasthan. Belectric shall also provide operations and maintenance services (O&M) to the plant.
The plant was completed on time despite disruptions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Because of Covid-19, it was not a given that we would be able to get this solar farm online on time. But our Indian team has overcome all challenges and we were able to deliver this new 250 MWac solar plant for our customer Fortum, safely, on time, and with a quality build,” said Ingo Alphéus, chief executive officer of Belectric Solar & Battery GmbH. “We are particularly proud that we delivered one of the first large-scale bifacial installations in India.”
The Belectric release stated around 40% of the large-scale solar farm is equipped with bifacial high-performance modules. Bifacial cells are embedded in a double-sided glass module by which the solar radiation can be absorbed from both the front and the back of the module. An automatic waterless cleaning system has been installed to clean the modules.
In addition, Belectric has built a 33/220 kV substation for electricity transmission within the boundaries of the solar farm.
Jitendra Singh, chief executive officer and managing director of Belectric Photovoltaic India, added, “With the successful delivery of this project, Belectric India crossed the milestone of 1 GWp of installed capacity in India. Belectric continues to maintain the highest standard of health and safety guidelines and we are looking forward to many years of safe operations of the solar farm in Rajasthan.”
Belectric is one of the world’s leading EPC service providers with almost 4 GW of capacity built worldwide. Its Indian subsidiary, Belectric Photovoltaic India, has been involved in solar projects in the country with an installed capacity of more than 1.2 GWp.
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