CASE STUDY

VISHWAKARMA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY & VIIT PUNE, MAHARASHTRA

OWNER
VIT & VIIT
LOCATION
Pune, Maharashtra
CONNECTION TYPE
Grid connected
PROJECT
160kW & 100kW grid connected Rooftop Solar Plant for VIT & VIIT respectively
MODULE TYPE
Polycrystalline – 310 Wp

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

RATED SYSTEM POWER

160kW & 100kW

INVERTER

VIT-25 kVA (6 nos.), VIIT -25 kVA (4 nos.)

COORDINATES

Latitude: 18.46398567N Longitude: 73.86828239E

CO2 SAVINGS PER ANNUM (APPROX.)

320 tonnes

ANNUAL ENERGY YIELD

0.415 Million units for 1st year(approx.)

NUMBER OF MODULES

843

PROJECT USP

  • Vishwakarma Institute of Technology(VIT) & Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology(VIIT), Pune, are highly commendable private institutes, which occupies a place of pride amongst the premier technical institutes of the western region of India.
  • Established in the year 1983, financed and run by the Bansilal Ramnath Agrawal Charitable Trust, Pune, VIT/VIIT are affiliated to the University of Pune.
  • The Trust adopted the name ‘Vishwakarma’ with a vision to develop engineers of high calibre to become pioneers in the field of disruptive innovation.

CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS

  • The execution of the deliverables for VIT & VIIT involved proper structuring & planning
  • Working in tandem with a fully operational educational institute required stringently maintaining the health & safety of the workforce as well as the students & faculties
  • Getting the project approval under CFA (Central Finance Assistance) required robust documentations & backings
    Engineering precision and optimization of each component was required for the shadow-free zone to accommodate the 260kW of PV installation
  • Optimization of working hours was done using additional deployment of manpower to ensure a strict adherence to the stipulated timeframe

PROJECT USP

Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL) is a world-class pump manufacturing company with expertise in engineering and manufacturing of systems for fluid management. Established in 1888, KBL is the flagship company of the $2.1 billion Kirloskar Group. KBL, a market leader, provides complete fluid management solutions for large infrastructure projects in the areas of water supply, power plants, irrigation, oil & gas and marine & defence.

CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS

Total 6240 nos. solar PV modules (approx.) were installed in the 2.15 MW rooftop solar plant. On an avg. 450 nos. of modules were installed per day to meet the challenge to complete the commissioning within deadline. 50 kW (1 nos.), 100 kW (17nos.) inverters used in the project.

RESULTS

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS
The solar PV system is expected to reduce CO2 emissions to the tune of 320 tonnes annually
FINANCIAL BENEFITS
The cost savings per unit from the system is about K 3.08 per unit for 1st year and shall increase whilst the current electricity tariff escalates each year
Average life cycle of a solar PV system is 25 years and the payback period for this system is 5 years and 6 months