Moser Baer commissions TN solar -country’s largest and the first 5 MW solar farm

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  1. RAM

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    Chennai, Dec 21 (IBNS) Moser Baer Clean Energy Limited (MBCEL), a subsidiary of Moser Baer Projects Private Limited (MBPPL), has commissioned the country’s largest and the first 5 MW solar farm at Sivaganga in Tamil Nadu.


    The technical expertise for commissioning was provided by the EPC (Engineering Procurement Commissioning) arm of Moser Baer Solar Limited. The International Finance Corporation and the IDBI bank has provided debt for the project, the company said on Tuesday.

    The solar farm has been commissioned using amorphous silicon Thin Film technology which is best suited for the Indian climatic conditions and is connected to the 110 KVA local grid.

    The project had been awarded by the Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) and is being implemented under the Generation Based Incentive scheme of the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Government of India.

    The project awarded on the basis of a global bid is the first of its kind in the solar farm category to be commissioned in India under the phase 1 of the National Solar Mission, said the company.

    Ratul Puri, Director, Moser Baer Projects Private Limited, said: “The successful commissioning of the first of its kind of solar farm at Sivaganga vindicates our deep rooted beliefs in our innate capabilities to commission large scale solar farms.

    “As per official estimates, India receives solar radiation of about 5000 Trillion Kwh/Yr. This equates to 4-7 kWh/sqm/yr which is more than India’s total energy consumption (848 billion Kwhr – as projected by CEA). It is evident that India has immense potential and we need to ramp up rapidly in the right direction.”

    Citing a report of CIBC Oppenheimer (a leading investment bank in Canada), Ratul stressed that around 85% of India's aggregate economic demand is domestically driven and to power this requirement many more large solar farms have to be commissioned on fast track.

    The panels installed at Sivaganga Project were procured from Moser Baer Solar Limited, which is today one of the top players in the global solar market. These panels were used as they are best suited in ramping up grid connected solar farms in high ambient temperature region like India.


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    This is excellent news. Does Moser Baer has similar plans for other states as well? Are there other private companies with similar plans?
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    I have just got installed Solar water heater, planning to have solar inverter charger. If some one can made by AC to work with solar energy i will buy that one too. Solar energy is good and cheap in long run.
     
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    How much did it cost and who are the best vendors in this field?
     

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