Press Release from Nov 09, 2021

BELECTRIC commissions another large-scale solar farm in India

  • Solar project with a capacity of 250 MWac completed on time

  • 40% of the plant is equipped with bifacial high-performance modules

  • BELECTRIC provides operation and maintenance services

Kolitzheim (Germany) / Mumbai (India) – BELECTRIC has commissioned a large-scale solar farm in Rajasthan, India. With an installed capacity of 250 MWac the solar power plant is one of India’s largest installations. BELECTRIC provides operations and maintenance services (O&M) to the plant on behalf of the owner Fortum Solar Plus Private Limited (Fortum).

“Because of Covid-19 it was not a given that we would be able to get this solar farm online on time. But our Indian team has overcome all challenges and we were able to deliver this new 250 MWac solar plant for our customer Fortum, safely, on time and with a quality build”, explains Ingo Alphéus, CEO of BELECTRIC Solar & Battery GmbH. “We are particularly proud that we delivered one of the first large scale bifacial installations in India.”

Around 40% of the large-scale solar farm is equipped with bifacial high-performance modules. Bifacial cells are embedded in a double-sided glass-module by which the solar radiation can be absorbed from both sides - the front and the back of the module. To clean the modules an automatic waterless cleaning system is installed. In addition BELECTRIC has built a 33/220 kV substation for electricity transmission within the boundaries of the solar farm.

Jitendra Singh, CEO & Managing Director of BELECTRIC Photovoltaic India Pvt. Ltd, adds: “With successful delivery of this project, Belectric India crossed the milestone of 1 GWp of installed capacity in India. BELECTRIC continues to maintain the highest standard of health and safety guidance and we are looking forward to many years of safe operations of the solar farm in Rajasthan.”

BELECTRIC is one of the world's leading EPC service providers in the development and construction of ground-mounted solar power plants and rooftop PV systems. BELECTRIC has 20 years of experience in power plant construction and to date has built almost 4 gigawatts (GW) of capacity worldwide. Its Indian subsidiary, BELECTRIC Photovoltaic India Pvt. Ltd., is one of the most established EPCs in the country. Founded in 2009 the company has been steadily growing its footprint in India, starting with MWp scale projects to one of India’s first 1,500 V systems and two of Asia’s largest rooftop installations on a single location. In total BELECTRIC’s Indian subsidiary has been involved in solar projects in the country with an installed capacity of more than 1.2 GWp.

Picture credit: BELECTRIC Photovoltaic India Pvt. Ltd.

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