At the momentous time of Indian Solar Photovoltaic Industry, Harsha Abakus Solar got an opportunity to build the 1,004 kWp power plant owned by its partner company, Harsha Engineers Limited, a manufacturing company operating in the automotive and industrial sectors.
Harsha Engineers Limited was awarded the project, under Gujarat Solar Mission Phase-II. The project site is adjacent to Tarapur Village, Anand District, in the state of Gujarat. Harsha Engineers is not new to renewable energy projects as they already own couple of windmills and they are very excited to add Solar Energy project into the portfolio. Harsha Engineers is one of the first solar photovoltaic project developers in India on a large scale.
The power plant covers 30,270 sq. mt and comprises 2,184 polycrystalline modules manufactured by AU Optronics Corp. and 3,454 thin-film modules manufactured by Nexpower.
Four PV modules with a south-facing slope angle of 25° are installed on 2.50 meter high racks. Four central inverters convert the photovoltaic direct current into alternating current. A monitoring system provides constant monitoring of the power plant’s performance. At its peak operating capacity, the plant will generate about 1,600 kWh/kWp of electricity annually, sufficient to meet the annual electricity needs of 2,500 households.
Being one of the earliest installations in India, the project was completed within 20 weeks from the date of commencement through to successful grid connection.
2,184 AUO Polycrystalline Modules 3,454 Nexpower Thin-Film Modules
Type of inverter:
4x AEG 250 Protect
11 KV Distribution Network
Madhya Gujarat Distribution Company Limited (MGVCL)