Monday, May 07, 2012

Solar power plants in Tamilnadu

Tamilnadu has 3 solar power plants in operation. All three are based on PV (Photovoltaic cell) technology.
Two of them at Sivaganga district and one at Mayiladuthurai district. All these projects were supported by Govenment of India, under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) which aims to create an enabling policy framework for the deployment of 20,000 MW of solar power by 2022.

1MW Solar plant at Mayiladuthurai

The 1 megawatt plant was synchronised to the grid on June 10,2011.
The project uses 4,400 crystalline silicon modules of 230 Watts each spread out over an area of 5.5 acres. The solar power plant is owned by B&G Solar Private Limited,  located at Komal West Village, Mayiladuthurai, in Tami Nadu.
It was installed and commissioned by Tata BP Solar India Ltd, a joint venture of Tata Power and BP Solar.  The plant provides power to electricity grid of Tamilnadu Electricity Board. B&G Solar provides electricity under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the TNEB, by which TNEB will purchase power for 25 years.
Komal west village, Mayiladuthurai, Tamilnadu, India

1MW Solar plant at Sivaganga

The 1 megawatt plant  was commissioned on July 25, 2011 and connected to TNEB grid.
The plant is commissioned by RL Clean Power Private Limited at Marakathoor village of Sivaganga district.

5 MW solar farm at Sivaganga in Tamil Nadu

The 5MW Solar power plant at Iynarkulam village of Sivaganga is the country's largest and first 5MW plant.
Thin film Photovoltaic cell technology was used in this solar power plant. The solar plant was commissioned by Moser Baer Clean Energy Limited (MBCEL).The plant was commissioned in early 2011, and connected to Tamilnadu Electricity Board's grid.
Iyrnakulam 5MW solar power plant in Sivaganga, Tamilnadu

Five control rooms were set up to control the production and supply the same to the grid. As many as 61000 modules were established in different rows in such a way to absorb the sun radiation. Most of the 65 acre land has been occupied by modules and panels, which were produced by an indigenous technology.

According to the company sources, the solar farm was established at a cost of around Rs.100 crore.Funding for the installation came from the International Finance Corporation and the IDBI bank.


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