Tata BP Solar installs first plant in Tamil Nadu

PTI | | Updated on: Jul 08, 2011

Tata BP Solar India Ltd, a joint venture of Tata Power and BP Solar, today said it has installed and commissioned a megawatt scale solar power plant under the `Rooftop and Other Small Solar Power Generation Plant’ scheme administered by IREDA under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM).

The project is owned and developed by B&G Solar Private Limited at Komal West village, Mayiladuthurai, in Tami Nadu.

The one megawatt plant was synchronised to the grid on June 10, three months ahead of the schedule, the company said in a statement.

“This is a milestone in the rapidly developing Indian solar story. Tata BP Solar team as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor worked hard and in tandem with the B&G Solar team to achieve completion of the project well ahead of time. The plant was put up in a record time of 150 days,” said Tata BP Solar CEO, Mr K Subramanya.

The project uses 4,400 crystalline silicon modules of 230 Watts each spread out over an area of 5.5 acres. The modules generate electric current when solar radiation falls on them.

This DC (direct current) electricity will be converted to AC (alternating current) through inverters and upgraded to 11 KV via transformers so that it is fed into the electricity grid of Tamil Nadu Electricity Board at 11 KV.

Published on July 08, 2011
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