May 7 (SeeNews) - Mumbai-based firm Aditya Medisales, part of Sun Pharma Group, on Tuesday officially presented India’s first photovoltaic (PV) system equipped with satellite-controlled solar trackers, adding 4.2 MW in Punjab province.
The INR-350-million (USD 5.5m/EUR 4.8m) solar farm is located in Lalpur village, Hoshiarpur district. It is the first in the country to use single axis east-west tilt tracking technology, which follows the sun throughout the day and thus results in an 8% higher output as compared to traditional fixed-tilt installations.
During the inauguration ceremony, Revenue and Renewable Energy minister Bikram Singh Majithia also announced that the capacity of the 7.5-MW PV plant at Radha Soami Satsang will be expanded to 31.5 MW, which will make it the biggest rooftop solar farm worldwide. Located in the town of beas Beas, Amritsar district, it is currently the largest park of its kind in India.
Punjab aims to hit 4,200 MW of installed PV capacity by 2022.
(INR 10 = USD 0.157/EUR 0.138)