The Adani Group, a global integrated infrastructure conglomerate, on Tuesday announced the commissioning of a 50 megawatt solar PV plant in Mahoba district, Uttar Pradesh, under the National Solar Mission Scheme.
The plant has been set up with an investment of Rs. 315 crore.
The technology used for setting up this plant includes String Inverter Technology, first of its kind in UP, with crystalline silicon modules that allows miniature level control of solar power generation. The transmission line runs up to a stretch of 21.5 km.
The power generated by this plant will be evacuated by a 132 kv transmission line to UPTCL, Mahoba Substation, under an agreement signed with NTPC. Indirect and direct employment opportunities were created for around 250 personnel., the company said here.
The Adani Group’s capacity in solar energy has now increased to 838 MW, spread across Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, said Jayant Parimal, CEO, Renewable Energy Business, Adani Group.
Apart from the 100-MW solar power plant in Bhatinda, the company also has a 40-MW solar plant at Bitta, Gujarat. It recently unveiled a 648-MW solar power plant at Ramanathapuram district in Tamil Nadu which is the world’s largest solar power plant at a single location. With this plant, the company has added another 50MW to the existing portfolio.
By the end of 2017, he said, the Group’s capacity will be above 2 GW of solar installed capacity making the company the largest player in India’s renewable energy sector in various states.
“Till now, we have generated 1,472 GWH of solar energy from these plants which have reduced carbon dioxide emission by 650,590 MT”, he added.