Greentech Lead India: Jakson Power Solutions, an Indian power solutions company, has commissioned its first solar IPP project at BAP, Jodhpur District in Rajasthan.
The 20-MW solar power plant in Rajasthan has been set up with an investment of Rs 200 crore under government’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) policy Phase 1 Batch 2.
Jakson Power Solutions has signed 25 years power purchase agreement (PPA) with NVVN (NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited) for this project.
Sundeep Gupta, Jt. managing director, Jakson Power Solutions said, “Jakson forayed into field of Solar Power in 2012 and in short span of one year it has ventured into Solar IPPs, Solar EPC, Solar Products and Solar Power Solutions. We now look forward to the next stage of biddings to scale up our capacity and aim for dominant position in the Solar Power business which will be reflective of Jakson’s leadership position within the power solutions industry.”
The solar power plant is built on an approximately 100 acres land using high efficiency crystalline solar cells technology. It is the largest single location Solar Power farm in India based on crystalline cell technology.
The project is expected to generate permanent employment for 100 people. The entire execution from purchase of land to commissioning was completed in a short span of 10 months.
The company has also acquired 250 acres of additional land at the same site for developing solar farms and plans to scale up the capacity to 100 MW in next 3 years.
Jakson Power Solutions EPC – has now executed EPC contracts for a total of 40-MW solar power at the same site.
Phase I of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission nearing completion
The first phase of JNNSM ends on March 2013.
As per the official release from the Government in mid December, Grid connected projects of total capacity of 1047.16 MW have already been commissioned. Under off-grid scheme, 160.8 MW of photo-voltaic based systems have been sanctioned and 6.07 million square meter of collector area of solar water heating has been installed.