Vivaan Solar will develop the 1.5 MW solar rooftop system at the Jhansi Railway Station. The company quoted a tariff of Rs.5.64 (~$0.0844)/kWh and the project is expected to be commissioned within nine months.
Azure and Amplus were the other big names that competed in the auction. The project was tendered by the North Central Railways and will be constructed on production sheds and service buildings with an aggregate capacity of 1.5 MW. The power generated from the project will be utilized by the railway through a net-metering program.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, Vivaan Solar recently won bids to develop 5 MW of rooftop solar at the New Delhi, Old Delhi, Anand Vihar and Hazrat Nizamuddin railway stations.
To date, Vivaan Solar has commissioned ~1.3 MW of rooftop solar projects and has ~8.7 MW of rooftop solar projects under development.
Saumy is a senior staff reporter with MercomIndia.com covering business and energy news since 2016. Prior to Mercom, Saumy was a copy editor at Thomson Reuters. Saumy earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University. More articles from Saumy Prateek.