Indian clean energy developer ACME Cleantech Solutions has commissioned five 20-MW solar photovoltaic plants in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The company claims to have completed the project in 150 days.
Located in Tehsil Bap, the project forms part of installations under phase-2 of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission for 2014. The project was supported by Asian Development Bank, International Finance Corporation and Yes Bank.
Solar Energy Corporation of India has signed a power purchase agreement with ACME and a 132 kilovolt line has been laid to evacuate electricity from the projects, according to an official statement.
In February, ACME won contracts for building 74 megawatts of photovoltaic projects in Punjab.
The projects were part of 250 megawatt capacity that Punjab Energy Development Agency invited tenders for.
ACME quoted tariffs of Rs7.16 per unit and Rs7.06 per unit respectively for the 24 MW and 50 MW installations. Together, they are are expected to take an estimated investment of Rs600 crore to develop.
Earlier, the company had achieved output of 25 gigawatt hours in six months from a 25 MW plant at Khilchipur, Madhya Pradesh.
In Punjab, which boasts 300 days of sunshine on average a year, the company expects 4-7 kilowatt hour per square meter of insolation.
ACME currently has 165 MWp of installed capacity in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
Ajith Kumar S