Solar power facility for NVVN, Rajasthan

Case Study

Owner

Jakson Power Pvt. Ltd., Lexicon Vanijya Pvt. Ltd., Symphony Vyapar Pvt. Ltd.

Project

4 X 10 MW

Location

Manchitya, Bap, Rajasthan

Module Type

Polycrystalline - 215-250Wp

Connection Type

On Grid

Installer

Vikram Solar Limited

Technical Specifications

Rated System Power

4 X 10 MW

Number of Modules

183.120

Space Coverage

217 Acres

Inverter

Solar Grid Connected Inverter: 60 nos.

Annual Energy Yield

76,994,679 kWh

Number of Avg. Homes Powered

10,000

CO2 savings per Annum (approx.)

61,595,743.2 kgs/yr

Project USP

Vikram Solar was commissioned to set up a 40 MW solar power plant in Bap, Rajasthan, India. The Project required an investment of around US$74 million. Under the Indian government’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) programme which aims to install 20 GW of PV capacity in the country by 2022, Vikram Solar initiated and successfully completed the installation of a 40 MW solar power facility with an investment of over Rs.400 crore.

Objective

One of the primary objectives of this solar power plant was to meet the State’s rising power demands. The Plant would be a solution to frequent power cuts in addition to creating job opportunities and new income avenues.

Challenges & Solutions

Setting up a solar power facility for NVVN, Rajasthan was a challenging project. The Project agreement required PV modules that were completely made in India. Manufacturing and delivering such large qualities of PV modules within a short span of time was really difficult but achieved successfully.

Besides, the transmission line ROW was another major hurdle for this project as it was the harvesting season of Gawar, a local seasonal crop. It was very hard to convince the locals about the importance of this solar project and proceed with the construction of the transmission line work without affecting their productivity.

Another challenge was the time of the year the Project was commissioned. It was winters and the locals were all in the festive mood with one of the most popular local festival of Rajasthan in full swing. This made it extremely difficult to arrange local labourers for timely completion of the project.

Results

The 40 MW Solar Project was executed adhering to all required and relevant IS standards, guidelines laid by CEIG, DISCOM and the Electricity Board. Electricity generated from this plant is being sold to trading agency NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) under a power purchase agreement.