Okaya Power Commissions 100 kW Hybrid Solar Plant in Himachal

Okaya Power has commissioned a 100 KWp hybrid solar plant at its manufacturing unit at Baddi in Himachal Pradesh.

Okaya Power has announced that it has commissioned a 100 KWp hybrid solar plant at its manufacturing unit at Baddi in Himachal Pradesh. The plant is expected to generate around 144 MWh of clean energy annually according to the company, and further help in reducing its power consumption from the grid to 40 percent.

According to the company statement, the commissioned hybrid solar plant makes the unit self-sufficient for its daily energy requirement and also supports the uninterrupted production process with continuous power supply even in the scenario of unanticipated power cuts happening due to grid failure.

Hybrid solar systems generate power in the same way as a common grid-tie solar system but use special hybrid inverters and batteries to store energy and operate as a backup power supply.

The capacity of Okaya’s hybrid solar plant is 100 KWp with 306 number of 330 Wp modules, 250 kW Power Conditioning System (PCS) and 250 kWh Li-ion battery energy storage with Battery Management System (BMS). The efficient BMS ensures the battery performance with proper safety measures within a system and Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) will be able to manage energy requirements as per application in addition to backup support, load sharing, energy shifting, etc.

Anshul Gupta, Director, Okaya Power Private shared, “we are exhilarated with this move of shifting our dependency for more than half of energy requirement, from the grid to hybrid solar plant with simultaneous result of mitigating the negative impact on the environment by reducing the carbon footprints. We also remain committed to supporting the Government of India for its sustainable energy initiatives and this BESS-supported 100 KWp hybrid solar plant is an endeavour to keep reinventing the way we produce and serve our customers.”

The firm has also been making moves in the e-mobility segment over the last years securing tenders for supply of EVs and EV Charging Stations across the country. In January, the firm had bagged a contract from Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL), for the supply, installation and commissioning of over 4244 multi-standard EV charging stations with CCS, CHAdeMO, Type-2 & Bharat specification protocol across the country. 

This was the second such contract won by Okaya from REIL. In 2020, REIL had given a contract to Okaya for supply, installation, and commissioning of over 200 multi-standard EV chargers in all metro cities and major highways, starting with Delhi-Jaipur-Agra, and Mumbai-Pune.

In November, the firm had bagged a major World Bank-funded contract from Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) for the supply, installation and commissioning of 1020 multi-standard EV charging stations with CCS, CHAdeMO and Bharat specification protocol across India.

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