Vikram Solar and EPC solutions & rooftop solar provider have commissioned a rooftop solar project on their manufacturing facility in Falta, West Bengal.
The 919.73 kWp plant consists of 2,574 solar panels ranging from 325Wp to 400Wp covering an area of 6,500 square meters.
The solar plant will provide more than 27 percent of the overall electricity consumption of the entire production unit during normal daytime operation. This is a special project since it uses 12 different types of modules from the SOMERA mono-crystalline, half-cut and full-cell modules made by Vikram Solar.
“We at Vikram Solar continuously lead by example through innovation, research, and modernization. This rooftop project was envisioned, not only to cater to the captive energy requirements of our manufacturing unit but also to making it a green energy unit and enabling India’s transition to a low-carbon economy. The project showcases Vikram Solar’s multiple technologies in Solar PV modules, Inverter, and Robotic cleaning systems driven by soiling sensors at a single location and will result in a total saving of about Rs. 98.8 Lakhs per annum on energy. These state-of-art technologies ensure better performance and higher energy yield. We hope that self-sustaining initiatives like this will inspire others to embrace the path to reducing the carbon footprint.”Saibaba Vutukuri, CEO, Vikram Solar.
The solar plant will produce an annual output of 1,350.58 MWh. Vikram Solar has installed 14 Grid-connected string inverters from Sungrow, Huawei & Solis and 60 Microinverters from Enphase to use the energy produced from the PV plant. The project was commissioned in record time of within one month, despite the difficulty of constructing a project with different module types (half and full) and scale.