Hyderabad, India — Photon Energy Systems has successfully installed and commissioned India’s largest photovoltaic plant, which has an installed capacity of 3 megawatts (MW). The plant has been set-up for Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd. as demonstration plant in the tail-end of the grid to enhance and strengthen the rural power supply to the areas of Itnal & Chikodi towns situated in the district of Belgaum.
With the erection of the power plant, all the agricultural pump-sets in the area have access to reliable and affordable energy. The 3-MW plant was built in 6 months in an area of 17 acres using 13,000 modules. This plant has already generated and fed 1.76 million kilowatt-hours of solar power into the grid since commissioning.
Photon Energy Systems is one of India’s oldest and leading solar company in India since 15 years. One of the few Indian solar companies to have products in all the major segments of solar energy, Photon said that it is uniquely placed to tap the opportunities in both the solar power and solar water segments of the National Solar mission.
Following on from the country’s National Action Plan on Climate Change, the so-called Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) aims to see solar energy technologies in the country to achieve grid parity by 2022 as well as establish India as a global leader in solar energy.
Phase 1, now approved, will span the remaining period of the 11th Plan and first year of the 12th Plan, up to 2012-2013. Phase 2 will cover the remaining four years of the 12th Plan from 2013-2017 and the 13th Plan from 2017-2022 will be deemed as Phase 3.