Vikram Solar, a PV module manufacturer and EPC solutions provider, commissioned 20 MW of solar for Jindal Aluminum in Karnataka. The entire capacity constitutes of 2 projects of 10 MW each, stated a source at Vikram Solar. The projects are connected to the Mayakonda Sub Station.
One 10 MW project is part of the Karnataka state government’s plans to develop 1,200 MW of solar projects in 60 talukas. The other 10 MW project has been developed under Karnataka Independent Power Producer (IPP) program. The project is spread over an area of 96.99 acres and can generate 23,000 kW of power.
Vikram Solar has used 73,040 modules with 315 W capacity each for these projects, according to a company release.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, Jindal Aluminum has a solar portfolio of 30 MW in operations in Karnataka.
Image credit: Vikram Solar
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