At Vikram Solar, we generally believe in the theory of “walking the talk”. Therefore, as a symbol to that concept and with our strong focus on innovation and continuous improvement research, we recently commissioned a solar plant on the rooftop of one of our manufacturing units at Falta, West Bengal. Understanding the need for immediate transformation in the behind the meter energy conservation space where a huge potential of industry lies, Vikram Solar commissioned this solar plant to encourage, inspire and to raise awareness within the state and the nation.
In this project, Vikram Solar focused on creating an amalgamation of product types and capacities in PV modules, inverters, and cleaning systems to evaluate performance of latest products developed by the company (solar modules) and to assess quality/performance of other equipment (inverter, robotic cleaners).
This project is expected to provide valuable information on degradation factor, actual soiling loss, and performance of Anti-PID kits, thus allowing us to innovate, provide excellent value proposition for clients.
This rooftop plant at Vikram Solar’s manufacturing unit stands as a threshold for a sustainable future for the state and the country!
Vikram Solar Limited
919.73kWp/722.5kW Rooftop Project
Falta, West Bengal, India
Somera Monocrystalline & Monocrystalline Perc, Half-Cut & Full Cell Modules – 325Wp – 400Wp
Grid Tied System Solar PV Plant
Solar Grid Connected Inverter: 14 Nos
Longitude: 88.3676° E
1,645 tonnes/ year
6500 sq meter
Basic requirement kept in mind while designing this project:
Establish a demonstration project for rooftop clients where live generation & etc can be shown.
-Evaluation of Performance of manual cleaning vs robotic cleaning
-Analysis of module degradation factor after robotic cleaning
-Monitoring the actual soiling loss of the site w.r.t the PVsyst consideration
We used 12 different types of modules in this project to maximize the green energy generation results. In pursuit of that, mounting 12 different types of modules on the Galvanized Iron Factory Shed number 1 was a challenge. The size difference in modules led us to tailor-made the installation profile for every module to maintain the performance criteria and uphold the functionality, longevity and replace-ability of the products as we commit in every project.
As we anticipated through pre-execution strategy, usage of a combination of half-cut and full-cut modules to build the solar plant brought forward a challenge in module-to-module looping. However, with an experienced, dedicated team focusing on actionable intelligence derived from meticulous strategy, we completed the project successfully.
The plant is expected to save INR 98.8 Lakhs/annum in electricity bills in the long run