In­dia’s first satel­lite-con­trolled so­lar power plant opened in Punjab

Power Watch India - - DESPATCHES NATIONAL -

In­dia’s first satel­lite-con­trolled so­lar power plant has come up in Lalpur vil­lage in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur dis­trict. Built at a cost of Rs 35 crore, the pro­ject will pro­duce 4.2 MW of elec­tric­ity. Af­ter inau­gu­rat­ing the plant, Punjab’s New and Re­new­able Energy Min­is­ter Bikram Singh Majithia said that the plant uses a sin­gle axis track­ing East West tilt tech­nol­ogy, which fol­lows the path of the sun dur­ing the day to gen­er­ate eight per cent more units of elec­tric­ity as com­pared to so­lar power plants hav­ing tra­di­tional fixed-type struc­tures. The plant has been set up by Aditya Medisales, which is part of the Sun Pharma Group. Invit­ing the com­pany to in­vest more in re­new­able energy pro­duc­tion in Punjab, Majithia said the state was of­fered an as­sured 25 years power pur­chase agree­ment (PPA) for projects gen­er­at­ing clean energy. “Punjab has fixed a tar­get of gen­er­at­ing over 4200 MW so­lar power by 2022,” he said. He said many com­pa­nies have al­ready in­vested more than Rs 1,300 crore in so­lar power projects in Punjab, while an in­vest­ment of around Rs 1,700 crore was in the pipeline. Majithia said In­dia’s largest rooftop plant of 7.5 MW at the Radha Soami sect head­quar­ters at Beas (Amritsar) would be ex­panded to 31.5 MW, mak­ing it the world’s largest rooftop plant.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.