- A 100 MW PV power plant with Horizontal Single-Axis Tracker technology will be commissioned in India on November 8, 2016
- The project is said to the biggest HSAT plant at a single location in India
- It uses multicrystalline silicon PV modules and is supposed to generate 88,000 MWh of clean energy per annum
- Adani has completed the project and will commission it six months before the actual commissioning date
- With this project, Adani has increased its installed PV capacity in India to a total of 788 MW
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The state of Punjab in India is set to have a 100 MW Horizontal Single-Axis Tracker (HSAT) PV Plant, touted as the biggest HSAT plant at a single location in India. Spread over 641 acres of land, it is expected to generate 88,000 MWh of clean energy per annum. Local media reports say it is scheduled to be inaugurated on November 8, 2016.
Adani Enterprises Ltd, part of the Indian business conglomerate Adani Group, has set up the project for a total of 6.4 billion INR ($96 million). The plant is said to have been constructed six months ahead of schedule.
Adani Group made news in September 2016 when it commissioned a 648 MW PV capacity project in Tamil Nadu state of India (see India’s Largest Solar Power Plant). This HSAT plant, along with a 40 MW capacity PV plant operational in Bitta region of Gujarat, brings Adani’s installed PV capacity in India to a total of 788 MW. The company is targeting 10,000 MW of installed PV capacity by 2022.
Multicrystalline silicon PV modules have been used for the HSAT project, which is located at village Sardargarh in Bathinda of Punjab. It is connected to the Balluana Substation. It has created direct and indirect job opportunities for 300 people, stated media reports.
The state of Punjab is aiming to have 1,000 MW of installed solar power capacity by 2022, which it plans to achieve through stand-alone, rooftop and IPP projects. It is part of its New and Renewable Sources of Energy (NRSE) Policy-2012.