Tata BP Solar India Ltd, a joint venture of Tata Power and BP Solar, added yet another megawatt scale solar power plant to the list of those installed and commissioned under the Rooftop and Other Small Solar Power Generation Plant scheme administered by IREDA. This prestigious project is owned and developed by MGM Minerals Ltd at Khurda District in Orissa. The one megawatt plant was synchronised to the grid recently.
K Subramanya, CEO, Tata BP Solar, commented on the versatility of solar photovoltaic technology – that it can be techno-economically viable at all terrains and can make a significant impact on the day to day life of the local community as demonstrated in village Patrapada.
This project uses 4400 number of crystalline silicon modules of 230 watts each spread out over an area of 5 acres. These modules will generate electric current when solar radiation falls on them. This DC (direct current) electricity will be converted to AC (alternating current) through inverters and upgraded to 11 KV via transformers so that it is fed into the electricity grid lines of Orissa State Electricity Board at 11 KV. The solar power plant will generate 1.42 million units of electricity first year.