Our first 1MW Solar Power Plant
All glory comes from daring to begin
At the momentous time of Indian Solar Photovoltaic Industry, Harsha Abakus Solar Division got an opportunity to build the 1,004 kWp power plant owned by its partner company, Harsha Engineers International 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 International Limited 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 International Limited 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 and 3,454 thin-film modules.
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 generates 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.