Vikram Solar Commissions 5-MW Solar Plant for Bharat Dynamics

Vikram Solar has announced the commissioning of a 5 MW solar power project by Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) in Hyderabad.

Vikram Solar has announced the commissioning of a 5 MW solar power project by Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL). The project was inaugurated by Minister of Defence, Rajnath Singh at Hyderabad.

The solar project will generate 79,00,000 units of energy annually and would be used for captive consumption by BDL, at their Kanchanbag Unit. Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) was the consultant for this project and the plant was showcased in BDL’s 50-year celebration as well.

Kuldeep Kumar Jain, BU head-EPC, Vikram Solar, said that the commissioning of the plant was a part of the company’s continued effort to contribute to India’s greener future. And that the plant was perceived under ‘300 MW Ministry of Defence Scheme’ with Viability Gap Funding.

“We depended upon our robust planning and exercised superior operational practices in the field while focusing on client requirements and preferences to successfully complete the project in time. We congratulate Bharat Dynamics Limited for their step towards a sustainable future and hope to be a part of BDL’s further ventures towards greenification.”

The 5 MW plant project has 20,928 nos. of 265 wp and 270 wp modules powering the whole unit. The company reported that it now has over 1040 MW (commissioned + under execution) EPC capacity.

In February, we reported that the company had successfully commissioned a 200 MW solar power project for Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation (APGENCO).

The power generated by the solar plant is expected to power nearly 1,50,000 homes once connected to the grid. The plant, situated in district Anatapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, and is segregated into 2 blocks of 100 MW each for better management and higher efficiency.

The project is spread across 1000 acres (500 acres each for 100 MW) of undulated rocky terrain, with a total of 8,48,680 modules, ranging from 320 wp to 330 wp used for development. The power from the plant will be evacuated at 33 kV level in 2 pooling substations of 33/220 KV capacity, which will further evacuate power to 220/400 KV main substation.

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