Oriano commissions 70 MW captive solar plant for HIRA Group


Mumbai-based Oriano has commissioned a 70 MW DC (50 MW AC) captive solar project in Chhattisgarh, with power evacuation being done at 132 kV.

HIRA Group arm Godawari Power and Ispat Ltd. is the offtaker. The capacity is part of a 172 MWp open-access PV order from HIRA Group. The project’s balance capacity is set for commissioning by January next year.

The 70 MW captive solar plant was constructed on 184 acres of land in the villages of Kakrel, Nawagaon, and Baigatola in Rajnandgaon district. It uses 540 Wp mono PERC modules based on half-cut cell technology. The balance of systems components were made in India, including solar inverters from Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp. (TMEIC). 

Oriano built the project on a turnkey basis, with a scope spanning CREDA approval, land due diligence, design, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, and operation and maintenance for five years. It now has a project development and EPC portfolio of more than 800 MWp and aims to exceed 1 GW by the end of this year.

Godawari Power and Ispat manufactures steel products, mainly steel wire. It also makes sponge iron, billets, ferroalloys, among other products.

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