Solar power plant

In India nowadays everyone is talking about multimegawatt solar power plants. It’s good for mother earth, green energy, and etc.

But in construction of such kind of plant many people stay away from there family, work in harsh condition (day in day out). Specially in solar field, plants are planned there, where there is less shadowish area. You have to stand in scorching heat to let that thing happen. They have dead lines for the work.
It takes around year or two for 100% completion of such plants. So for that time, every engineer or any person who is related to that project, they work each and every day. There is no weekly off, there is nothing like weekend party and all. You just keep working everyday to make that thing happen. 

The plants are always planned in remote area, so life is completely different from those who live in urban cities. You get money every month, but you can only invest it once you are out of that jungle after months.

Solar material purchase consulting.

Today the most important aspect of commercial solar projects is material procurement. You got to get small amount of material for small scale projects and your vendor don’t give much value to small scale order and hence it increases the timeline of the project, which is huge loss in commercial solar projects. 
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Hyderabad’s Nampally railway station gets rooftop solar power plant

The historic Hyderabad Deccan Railway Station, built in 1907 by Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam of Hyderabad, has got a rooftop solar power plant, which will help meet some of its electricity requirements.

Popularly known as the Nampally station, it is among the first few Railway stations to go solar. The Indian Railways had in 2015 unveiled plans to tap solar energy in a big way, especially set up rooftop plants, both to promote clean energy and utilise the spaces to meet its own power needs.

IT major Persistent Technologies pitched in to donate solar power plants to the Railways. As part of this flagship initiative, it established a pilot project of 160 kW rooftop solar power plant at Pune railway station. The Hyderabad plant is of 222.5 kWp and is installed on platforms 5&6 using galvanium sheets. The plant will generate minimum of 3.15 lakh units of electricity per year. On a bright sunnyday, the plant will generate 1,000 units of electricity.

The project has been funded by Persistent Foundation, the CSR arm of Persistent Systems Ltd.

The entire system design, engineering, procurement and construction of solar plants at Pune and Hyderabad have been done by Sunshot Technologies.

According to the implementers, the plant will contribute about 16.4 per cent to the electricity consumption of the station, which derives its name Nampally from Nam or moist in Urdu and Pally meaning place.

Persistent and Sunshot have used the best in class modules, inverters and other items such as cables,structures, etc for maximum efficiency and power generation.

The ₹1.3-crore project is expected to save upto ₹25.6 lakh per annum without any upfront investment. It will also make the station greener by reducing 260 tonnes of carbon emissions annually. This equals smoke emitted from about 190 small cars in a year and planting about 43 thousand mango trees in 100 years.

The solar power plant is also synchronised with the diesel generators along with discom supply.

The entire system will be monitored online through Sunshot’s proprietary online monitoring system. Promoted by alumni of IIM Ahmedabad, the company works in Maharastra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana and has so far helped in installation of 14,000 kWp capacity.

Google’s Project Sunroof now shows solar potential in all 50 states

Google today announced another expansion of Project Sunroof, its web app for showing how much money you can save by installing solar panels at home. Now people can check locations in areas within all 50 U.S. states.

That’s up from 42 states in May 2016, 9 states in December 2015, and just 3 metro areas in August 2015, when Google first announced the initiative. Now Google has determined how much solar power panels can collect on more than 60 million buildings across the country, Google product manager Joel Conkling wrote in a blog post.

The service now lets people check locations in Idaho, Mississippi, and Texas, among other states. The city with the greatest solar potential in terms of number of gigawatt-hours (GWh) per year is Houston, Conkling wrote.

Google uses solar farms to generate energy for its facilities, including data centers. In December the company said it would become completely reliant on renewable energy in 2017.

In November Google introduced a Data Explorer for Project Sunroof that provides estimates of the effects of switching to solar across entire communities.

Schneider Electric aids 2 GW solar power in India

Power automation player Schneider Electric India today said it has powered more than 2 GW of solar capacity in India through its range of equipment.

India?s cumulative solar capacity has crossed 10,000 MW, 20 per cent of which is flowing through Schneider Electric?s equipment, it said in a statement.

According to the statement, by March 2017, the company plans to supply and commission equipment for another 500 MW solar projects, increasing its share of total capacity to 2.5 GW.

The company is currently working on solar projects located in Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha, Bihar, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

Schneider Electric presence in the solar sector has grown over 50 per cent in the last one year.

In 2016 alone, the company supplied equipment for more than 500 MW of solar capacity, as against 1.5 GW in last four years, it said.

Currently, the company is supplying solar equipment and products from four plants — Bangalore, Baroda, Kolkata & Hyderabad — where it manufacturers solar equipment such as Solar Inverters, Ring Main Units upto 33kV, Inverter Trafo, Power Trafo, Medium Voltage HT Panels upto 33kV, and Charge controllers, it added

World’s largest solar power project in MP set for aggressive bidding round today

Three units of 250MW each in the project at Rewa district will go under the hammer in a reverse auction starting with a tariff of Rs3.59, Rs3.62 and Rs3.64 a unit, respectively.

 

Solar power tariff is set to witness another round of an aggressive bidding war by leading domestic and global firms on Thursday when the world’s largest solar power plant coming up in Madhya Pradesh goes for the second round of auction.

Three units of 250 mega watt (MW) each in the project at Rewa district will go under the hammer in a reverse auction starting with a tariff of Rs3.59, Rs3.62 and Rs3.64 a unit, respectively, for the first year.

Rewa Ultra Mega Power Ltd, a joint venture between Solar Energy Corp. of India Ltd and Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd is holding the reverse auction for awarding the project to the bidder willing to sell power at the lowest tariff.

“The Rs4 a unit barrier has been breached by the Rewa project even before the auction has begun and with no subsidy. The tariff can only go lower from here,” a person with direct knowledge of the development said, on the condition of anonymity.

Twenty leading firms, including Italy’s Enel Green Power SpA, SoftBank-promoted SBG Cleantech Ltd, Canadian Solar Energy Holding, Singapore3 Pte Ltd and Green Infra Wind Power Project Ltd, promoted by Sembcorp Industries Ltd, are in the fray.

Hero Future Energies Pvt. Ltd, ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd, Azure Power Global Ltd, Aditya Birla Renewables Ltd, Mahindra Renewables Pvt. Ltd and Orange Renewable Power Ltd are among the bidders.

India has over 8.5 gigawatts (GW) of solar power capacity and is targeting 100GW by 2022. Low cost of solar panels and concessional value-added tax on them have helped in lowering the cost of setting up solar power projects. These projects take less than a year for commissioning, unlike large thermal power plants, which take many years for construction. Many large manufacturing and services firms are also setting up captive solar power plants as industrial power tariff is higher than solar power due to the cross-subsidy burden.

Solar power tariff, which was above Rs12 a unit in 2010, has gradually declined. In the auction in November, projects were awarded to sell power at Rs3 a unit for 25 years in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Puducherry.

Telangana govt plans to set up solar power system on water bodies.

The government of Telangana is planning to set up a solar power generation system on water bodies.


The government has received a proposal regarding producing solar energy atop water bodies. A French company is in negotiations with the irrigation department.

The company is developing a pilot project for solar power plants on water bodies. The government is also in talks with  banks and will come up with the concept of free solar power for rooftops in March 2017.

The government aims to add another 2,000 MW of solar power to the grid by the end of 2017 and will add a  minimum of  5,000 MW through coal-based in the next two-three years.

India to power major ports with renewable energy


India’s Ministry of Shipping has decided to use renewable energy sources to power 12 of the country’s major ports.

The directive was initiated under the government’s Green Port Initiative, and will see 91.50MW solar energy systems installed at the 12 locations.

Plans also include the establishment of 45MW of wind energy capacity at two additional major ports, located in Kandla, Gujarat and V. O. Chidambaranar, Tamil Nadu. 6MW of the 45MW wind energy capacity has already been commissioned by Kandla Port.

The ministry says ports have already started the process of setting up renewable energy projects via an investment of Rs7bn ($104m), which includes Rs4bn ($60m) for solar and Rs2bn ($43m) for wind energy initiatives.

The Ministry of Shipping said in a statement: “Once completed, these renewable energy projects will help in the reduction of carbon dioxide emission by 136,500t annually.

“These projects will help to reduce cost of power purchased by utilisation of renewable energy for power generation, resulting in estimated saving of Rs750m ($11m) annually.”

“These projects will also help to reduce cost of power purchased by utilisation of renewable energy for power generation, resulting in estimated saving of Rs750m ($11m) annually when fully commissioned.”

Additional solar power developments have also been announced across India totalling a combined 15.20MW, with Visakhapatnam Port having 9MW.

Other ports that solar projects have been commissioned for are Kolkata Port (0.06MW), New Mangalore Port (4.35MW), V.O. Chidambaranar Port (0.5MW), Mumbai Port (0.125MW), Chennai Port (0.1MW), Mormugao (0.24MW) and Jawaharlal Nehru Port (0.82MW).

The remaining solar developments will be instigated phase-wise, and are scheduled to be completed by next year.

The initiatives come after the Indian Ports Association (IPA) and the Solar Energy Corporation of India signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to encourage the adoption of renewable energy at Indian ports.