Vikram Solar to build 140-MW Indian PV park for NTPC
Solar plant in India. Source: NTPC. License: All rights reserved.
January 2 (Renewables Now) - Vikram Solar Pvt Ltd, a major solar module maker in India, said today it was selected to install the first phase of a 225-MW photovoltaic (PV) complex in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Indian power producer National Thermal Power Corp Ltd (NTPC), the owner of the project, and Vikram Solar have signed a letter of intent (LOI) for the first phase of the scheme that envisages the installation of a 140-MW facility. Planned to cover an area of 700 acres (283 ha) in Bilhaur, Kanpur district, the plant will commence operations by September 2020.
Once up and running, the solar farm will be able to “successfully satisfy” the electricity demand of the specific area.
At present, Vikram Solar has about 800 MW of commissioned and under-construction capacity in its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) portfolio at home. It has previously installed a 50-MW solar plant in Madhya Pradesh and a 130-MW park in Rajasthan for NTPC.
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