The plant is the first large-scale plant in Telengana to use PV trackers, the company has said. Source: ReNew Power
Indian renewable independent power producer (IPP) ReNew Power has brought online what is claimed to be the largest PV plant in Telangana with the 143MW Dichpally solar farm.
It is also the first large-scale plant in the state to use PV trackers, according to chief operating officer Parag Sharma, who also added that it was commissioned three months ahead of schedule.
Located in the Nizamabad district, the farm was inaugurated this weekend by the state’s minister of energy Sri G. Jagadish Reddy and Sumant Sinha, founding chairman and CEO of ReNew Power.
“The government of Telangana is committed to providing good quality clean power to the industry and the people of the state,” said Reddy at the ceremony. “ReNew Power is one of the largest renewable energy investors in the state and has a proven track record. This state-of-the-art solar plant, which has been commissioned ahead of schedule, will help us meet our peak power requirement this season.”
During the construction phase, the plant employed more than 1,500 people and is expected to provide direct employment to 350 people after commissioning. The plant also brings ReNew Power’s installed solar capacity up to 345MW.
“It gives us great pride to partner with the government of Telangana and play a leading role in its mission of harnessing the solar potential of the state,” said Sinha. “The enabling environment of the state and the support that the administration provides makes Telangana an attractive state for the solar power industry. Over the next few months, we will reach an installed capacity of 510MW in Telangana and our total investment will cross INR 3,700 crore (US$572 million). With more than 20% share of the solar energy industry, we are one of the largest players in the state.”
Earlier this month, the company announced that it had doubled its wind and solar power generation portfolio from 1GW to 2GW in the space of 12 months.
The present study analyses the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) of PV utility-scale power plants in the first quarter of 2018. It compares different Jinko modules technologies and shows their future developments till 2020 based on technology and market scenarios. Speaker information: Roberto Murgioni holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Renewable Energies Engineering. Roberto is responsible for the pre-sales and after-sales activities around Europe. Before Joining Jinko he held a variety of similar positions with Trina and ET solar. Prior to that he covered several roles in the engineering dept. starting in Milan and then Munich as a Project Electrical Engineer for various EPC companies, managing large PV power plant projects in EU and LATAM. If you have any questions you would like to direct to Jinko prior to the webinar, please send them through to Oliver Amos at Solar Media: email@example.com