Vikram Solar Completes 85 MW Solar Plant for NTPC in Uttar Pradesh

Haryana-headquartered solar energy solutions provider Vikram Solar announced today the completion of an 85 MW solar plant project commissioned for National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) at Bilhaur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. It forms part of the largest solar project in a single location in the state of Uttar Pradesh- with 225 MW capacity- of which the recently commissioned 140 MW facility for NTPC at the same location, is the other section. The first part capacity of 70 MW out of 85 MW solar PV project was commissioned on 28th March 2021 and the company delivered NTPC 210 MW capacity project in the financial year 2020-21.

The 85 MW solar project is spread across 400 acres, comprising about 3.5 Lac of Vikram Solar modules and including a 33/132 kV switchyard. The expected energy yield of this project in Uttar Pradesh is 200 million units. The plant is expected to reduce 4.57 tonnes of CO2 and can power 88,905 houses per year.

Mr. Saibaba Vutukuri, Chief Executive Officer, Vikram Solar, said, “It was an honour for us to partner with NTPC for this prestigious project. This project presented the opportunity to increase our contribution to India’s solar mission and we are proud to be chosen by NTPC to make such an effort. NTPC is one of our oldest clients and we have been partnering in several of their solar projects. We are proud to say that we have a portfolio of commissioned and under-construction projects totalling ~708 MW with NTPC, as it identifies our commitment and focus towards customer centricity. We are hopeful of a continued journey with NTPC towards realizing the company’s green energy goals.”

The company is contributing to the growth of Indian solar revolution and has proven its capacity to handle large-scale utility scale projects with capacities of 225 MW for NTPC in UP, 200 MW for APGENCO in Andhra Pradesh, 130 MW for NTPC in Rajasthan, 80 MW for GIPCL in Gujarat, & 50 MW for NTPC in Madhya Pradesh, and innovative projects (India’s first floating solar), as well as airport installations (Kolkata, Calicut, Dibrugarh, Kochi, Gaya, Gondia).

Vikram Solar’s annual PV module production capacity stands at 1.2 GW and the company has shipped over 3.1 GW PV modules globally. In addition to being a Tier-1 PV module manufacturer, the company is a PVEL LLC Top Performer and its modules are suitable for harsh environments in Europe, North America and Asia.

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Soumya Duggal

Soumya is a master's degree holder in English, with a passion for writing. It's an interest she has directed towards environmental writing recently, with a special emphasis on the progress being made in renewable energy.

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