L&T commissions 7.5-MWp rooftop PV system in India
Sep 5, 2014 - L&T Construction, part of Indian engineering firm Larsen & Toubro (BOM:500510), has commissioned a 7.52-MWp rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system in the northwestern state of Punjab.
The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services company said in a statement on Wednesday that this is the world’s largest solar PV system on a single rooftop. The installation comprises some 30,000 multi-crystalline modules. The electricity generated by them will be fed to the local grid under a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the state distribution company.
L&T has more than 400 MW of solar PV and concentrated solar power (CSP) projects, including commissioned and under construction, in India.
Last month, the country’s central government announced plans to build a 2,000 MW solar power plant in Punjab following a request by the chief minister of the northwestern state, Parkash Singh Badal. According to the latter, Punjab’s power demand now reaches 8,600 MW and its installed capacity amounts to just 6,200 MW.