February 27, 2009

Solar takes over from a Coal Thermal Power Station in India

27th May 2009

OPS India is playing a key role in India’s first multi megawatt solar grid connect power plant which being installed at the Disargarh Power Corporation (DPC) site in Jamuria district of West Bengal.

The 2 MW Solar PV grid connect power plant is being implemented by West Bengal Green Energy Development Corporation ( WBGDCL ) for DPC.  This is the first time in India that a large solar grid connect project is being implemented with a feed in tariff for the energy being generated. The project site is just adjacent to a now defunct coal based thermal power station which makes this project all the more unique.

OPS India are supplying  250 KW Grid Export conditioner PCU’s manufactured in Kolkata, India. The project implementing agency, WBGDCL , has awarded the EPC contract for this project to Titan Solar, Hyderabad.

Project implementation is currently underway with the first MW of modules now being installed.  The power plant is being scheduled for commissioning by June 30th.

For more Flickr photos of this project please follow the photo links below.