Ayana and Maxeon Complete and Commission 192MWp Bikaner 1 Project

Highlights :

  • Bikaner 1 solar power plant is expected to produce about 800, 000 MWh per year and will remove 650,000 MT of carbon emissions every year.
  • Ayana and Maxeon said in a statement that the project has consumed about 390,000 solar panels supplied by Maxeon.
Ayana and Maxeon Complete and Commission 192MWp Bikaner 1 Project

Ayana Renewable Power and Maxeon Solar Technologies have announced the completion and commercial operation of the 192 megawatt (MW) Bikaner 1 Solar Farm in Rajasthan. It’s a utility-scale solar power plant built in the second half of 2021 and commissioned in December 2021.

Bikaner 1 solar power plant has utilized a total of nearly 398,000 Performance 3 UPP solar panels from Maxeon Solar Technologies.

Jeff Waters, CEO of Maxeon Solar Technologies, commented on the development, “We’re pleased to have supplied the Bikaner 1 Solar Farm with our high-reliability, high-efficiency Performance 3 solar panels. This is the largest utility-scale project that we have supplied in India, and it is yet another example of how our utility scale customers trust Maxeon for their solar power plants around the world.”

Maxeon’s statement reads that its Performance line panels have an efficiency of up to 20.9% designed to stand up to environmental stresses such as shading, daily temperature swings, and high humidity. The Thar Desert, where Bikaner is located, can reach temperatures of around 50o Celsius in summers, while also dipping as low as -4o Celsius in winters.

Shivanand Nimbargi, MD & CEO of Ayana Renewable Power said, “At Ayana, our vision is to create significant renewable power generating capacity across India, complementing it with an agenda that reaches out to the communities of our nearby site locations where such capacity will be created.”

Nimbargi also held that the Bikaner 1 solar power plant is an important milestone that will allow Ayana to meet the objective of a faster transition to low carbon power generation and contributing towards the development of local communities in parallel.

As per Maxeon, the company has deployed more than 9GW of panels worldwide since 2015.

Rajasthan has one of the highest solar irradiance in India. Just last month, the government received a letter of intent from state-run SJVN to develop 10,000 MW solar farms in the next five years and it has been accepted.

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