Module manufacturer Vikram Solar has commissioned a 40MW PV facility in Rajasthan, India.
Speaking to PV-Tech, a spokesperson from Vikram Solar confirmed that the plant became operational 10-12 days ago. As EPC provider, Vikram Solar began constructing the plant in September 2012. In addition to providing EPC services, the company also supplied and installed its polycrystalline modules at the plant.
The spokesperson was unable to confirm the annual output of the facility but revealed that electricity generated from the plant will be sold to trading agency NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) under a power purchase agreement.
The 40MW project — which required an investment of around US$74 million — was awarded to Vikram Solar under the Indian government’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) programme which aims to install 20GW of PV capacity in the country by 2022.
The spokesperson from Vikram Solar also confirmed that the company is planning to install more than 300MW of PV capacity in the next five years.