CASE STUDY

THE 42

OWNER
Chowringhee Residency Pvt. Ltd.
LOCATION
Kolkata, West Bengal
CONNECTION TYPE
Vikram Solar Limited
PROJECT
22.50 KWp
MODULE TYPE
Somera Grand 375 Wp(Monocrystalline PERC)

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

RATED SYSTEM POWER

22.5 kWp

INVERTER

Solar Grid Connected Inverter: 1 nos. String Inverter (27.6 kW) - ABB

NUMBER OF MODULES

60

COORDINATES

Latitude: 22.548276" N Longitude: 88.349613" E

CO2 SAVINGS PER ANNUM (APPROX.)

36.14 T/ year

SPACE COVERAGE

116 sq.mtrs (Approx)

ANNUAL ENERGY YIELD

Projected: 33,674 Unit per year

PROJECT BRIEF DETAILS:

  • The solar plant has been installed on the 64th floor/the rooftop of ‘The 42’ Building, one of the tallest in the country
  • The solar plant is expected to generate 33,674 Units of green energy, annually
  • This solar plant is expected to save 36.14 Tonnes of CO2 per year
  • Solar inverter used in this project: 27.6KW ABB Inverter

CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS

  • The site (The 42 building) is in the central part of Kolkata. It was a challenge for our Team Vikram Solar for transporting the project materials to a site situated at one of the busiest & crowded places of Kolkata. Also, movement of heavy vehicles is prohibited there in most of the time of the day.
    To mitigate the above issues, early morning material deliveries were planned to overcome restrictions on entry of heavy vehicles in the area.
  • At the site, lifting of materials/manpower to 63rd floor (storage area) through service elevator was very challenging as simultaneously other multiple works were also going on in the building.
    Fixed time slots of 30 mins. was given to us for material and manpower movement through elevators. However, taking permissions from safety and security teams on daily basis was always a time taking process, still we managed to get those permissions by practicing safety norms.
  • Faced many difficulties during the erection work on the top floor due to the height of the building (64th floor). Wind pressure, Clouds, etc posed challenges to the team & we had followed zero tolerance on safety measures.
    Permissions were taken from building security teams, fire officers etc. to ensure all safety compliances are followed during the work

UNIQUENESS OF THE PROJECT

The installation is done on the tallest building of East India and (second tallest in India)

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

“We are glad to be a part of the transition towards sustainable energy. The successful and fruitful result of this project was expected of course. We chose Vikram Solar because of the company’s impressive portfolio and we are happy to have made the right decision.”
Mr. Yashaswi Shroff,
Project – In – Charge,
Chowringhee Residency Pvt. Ltd