Indian solar power producer Welspun Renewables Energy Pvt Ltd said today it has commissioned a solar park in Punjab with a 34-MW capacity in direct current (DC).
The Bhatinda solar power station is the largest one to be build in the state and is the company’s first there, Welspun said in a press release. The facility takes up 140 acres (56.7 ha) of land and has the capacity to generate 48 million kWh of electricity per year.
The state of Punjab has set a target for 4.2 GW of solar capacity. Welspun’s local solar subsidiary was one of the two companies to wind the highest capacities through a single stage competitive bidding in the state, the firm noted.
Welspun is committed to deploying 11 GW of renewable energy capacity across India, including 1 GW in the period 2015-2016.