Hindustan Powerprojects Private Ltd (HPPPL), the New Delhi based power developer, on Friday said it has commissioned a 10 Megawatt (MW) solar plant at Shergati in Bihar taking the state’s solar capacity to 100 MW.
The plant commissioned at an investment of Rs 81 crore is spread over 56 acres of land. It uses 34,920 modules and has been generating 45,000 units of clean energy every day since its commissioning in November 2016, the company said in a statement.
The power purchase agreement (PPA) for the 10 MW project has been signed with Bihar State Power Holding Corporation Ltd and the power is evacuated to 33 kV Sherghati Substation.
“To achieve 100 GW target from solar by 2022, the states need to promote a policy framework that is conducive to the industry and at the same benefits the people. We are very happy to partner with Bihar in achieving its solar targets. Considering India receives solar energy in the region of 5 to 7 kilowatt-hour /m2/day for 300 to 330 sunny days, we have focussed on developing mid to large sized solar farms in the country,” Ratul Puri, Chairman Hindustan Power said.
Bihar aims to set up 2.5 gigawatt (GW) of solar capacity by 2022, HPPPL said.
Hindustan Power has a solar capacity of 600 MW and generates annual carbon savings of nearly 720,000 tonnes, the company said.