FIMER Inverters Power Nepal’s Largest Solar Project

Fimer, the Italy based solar inverter maker that counts itself as the fourth-largest in the world confirms that Nepal’s largest private sector solar project with inverters supplied by Fimer, has been commissioned in the Dhalbekar region through Kushal Projects Nepal Pvt Ltd. The project size is 10 MW.

Featuring FIMER’s central inverter PVS980-58 5MVA and 1MVA , the project will supply renewable power to well-known tourist areas including Janakpuri, besides helping reduce load shedding thanks to increased stability of supply.

Depending primarily on hydropower for its electricity generation, Nepal aims to achieve 400MW of renewable energy by 2022. However, the country also needs an additional 200MW of energy to become self-reliant during the dry season, when its power generation drops due to a fall in water levels in the rivers.

Besides, certain areas, including Province 2, cannot develop hydropower projects but do have abundant solar energy that could be utilized. As such, many solar-powered projects are in the pipeline to help bridge the power gap when hydropower is not possible.

This 10 MW solar project was developed by Eco power Development Company through a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) of NPR 7.30/unit, and spread over 6.3 hectares of land .  PV monocrystalline modules have been used .FIMER 10 MW Nepal Project

Three FIMER PVS980-58 central inverters were specified, one with 1045 KW and two further inverters with 4500 KW each. These convert the DC (Direct Current) from the solar modules to 690 V AC operating at >98.8 percent efficiency. The generated 10 MW is transmitted through a 33KV high tension vacuum circuit breaker to 400/220/132/33KV grid–station at Dhalkebar, located 1km from the project site.

Speaking on the Milestone achieved, Country Managing Director for FIMER India, KN Sreevatsa stated, “We are committed to providing the best solution and services to our clients. Our long-lasting inverters are not only critical to maintaining uptime of such large PV plants but also reinforces our commitment to the company’s vision of a sustainable environment.”

FIMER’s expanded presence in the South Asia region has added a strong set of credentials that makes it a highly bankable supplier delivering high-quality solar inverters and turnkey solutions for large utility-scale photovoltaic applications, the company claims. It has a 46 GW plus installed capacity worldwide with almost 11 GW of capacity per year including String inverters, Central inverters, and Storage solutions.

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Bhoomika Singh

Bhoomika Singh

A BSc who opted to do her PG in Broadcast Journalism, Bhoomika is very keen to tell stories that matter about the issues that matter.

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