Vikram Solar Brings Solar Energy to 3 More Airports in India
Dec 13 2019,12:12 PM CW Staff
Vikram Solar commissioned three new solar plants for Airport Authority of India (AAI) in Dibrugarh, Gaya, and Gondia, boosting the company’s contribution to solarisation of airports in India.
These three new projects have a cumulative capacity of 1,165 kW (or 1.1 MW), leading Vikram Solar to have a portfolio and experience of commissioning 6 solar projects for airports (Kolkata, Calicut, Dibrugarh, Gaya, Gondia and Cochin) in India till date, with a cumulative capacity amounting to more than 4 MW.
The capacity of the solar plant at Dibrugarh, Assam airport is 725 kW and the project is designed to serve as a Solar Carport. The plant is expected to provide accommodation to 200- 220 vehicles. Vikram Solar’s 345Wp Mono Crystalline modules were used to cover the 8000 sq mt area of the carport. The plant is expected to generate approximately 1,040,000 kWh of green energy annually.
The Gondia, Maharashtra airport project is 220 kW in capacity and uses Vikram Solar’s 330 Wp Polycrystalline Eldora Grand Series modules. This ground-mounted solar plant will power the Birsi Airport office building.
The capacity of the solar plant at Gaya, Bihar airport is also 220 kW. The solar plant uses Eldora Grand Series 325 Wp modules and is expected to power four Airport Buildings at Gaya Airport.
Each of the two 220 kW solar plants in Gaya and Gondia is expected to generate nearly 300,000 kWh green energy annually.
Dheeraj Anand, Head- Distributed Solar, Vikram Solar, shared on the occasion, “We are proud to be a partner of choice in contributing towards AAI’s vision of adopting renewable energy. Vikram Solar is certain that the successful commissioning of these 3 new projects is a testimony of our performance, capabilities and dedication towards customer satisfaction.”
He further added, “We would also like to take this opportunity to thank AAI for entrusting Vikram Solar with these 3 new projects and thank them for leading the way with their ever-progressive move towards reducing carbon footprint by adopting solar power.”