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Energética India | September / October 2015

INDIA NEWS Waaree Energies commissions 27.5 MWp Solar Project for Roha Dyechem at Bhadla Solar Park Waaree Energies Limited has announced the commissioning of 27.5 MW DC solar power plant for RohaDyechem Pvt Ltd at Bhadla Solar Park in Rajasthan. Sprawling across 125 acres, the project is first-of-itskind and holds its differentiation of being commissioned in a record time of 116 days. This project was allocated to RohaDychemPvt Ltd under the Rajasthan Solar Policy 2011 (Phase 1) with a 25 year PPA(Power Purchase Agreement) with Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL). Waaree Energies was engaged by RohaDychem as an end-to-end EPC( Engineering Procurement Construction) solution Provider. The Project utilizes 305 Wp and 310 Wp polycrystalline Solar Panels and 750 kW TMEIC Central Inverter. This is the second largest project commissioned by Waaree Energies Ltd after its 50 MW project for Waaneep Solar during 2015. Commenting on the completion of this prestigious project, Mr. Hitesh Doshi, Chairman and Managing Director, Waree energies, said, “We are glad to announce the commissioning of the project as it reiterates our commitment towards high quality both in terms of seamless execution and time-bounded delivery mechanisms. Our execution team battled the scorching heat during the peak summer time in Rajasthan and succeeded in achieving our target of commissioning 27.5 MW project in pre-decided timeframe. Our team was focused on the goals and had a highly result oriented approach.” Speaking on the occasion, Shri Ramakantji Tibrewal, CMD, Roha Dychem Private Limited, said, “We as a nation aspire to be one of the top destinations in the manufacturing of solar energy that leads to sustainable development. We believe this is a step in that direction, thanks to consistent cooperation and support from Waree Energies. Mr. Nampalli joins Brij as Advisor R&D Brij Encapsulants announced that its board of directors has appointed Mr. Nitin Nampalli, doctorand at the prestigious University of New South Wales, as Advisor Research & Development of the EVA encapsulation business of the company. Mr. Nampalli is a PhD fellow researching solar photovoltaics at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He has considerable research expertise in silicon photovoltaics at the cell and module-level and his work experience includes Suntech R&D Australia, UNSW and the Inter-university Microelectronics Centre (IMEC, Belgium). Nitin has authored numerous publications in the field of photovoltaics including 10+ academic publications, and over 50 technology review articles and white-papers. Nitin holds a Masters in Renewable Energy Engineering from UNSW (Australia) and is the recipient of numerous academic honours and awards, including the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s Research Excellence Award for his pioneering post-graduate work in improving silicon photovoltaic module efficiency using patented hydrogen passivation methods. INTERNATIONAL JinkoSolar Supplies PV Modules to Osaka’s First ‘Mega’Floating PV Plant Recently, JinkoSolar supplied 1MW modules to Osaka’s first on-grid floating PV plant. The project includes the installation of more than 4000 JinkoSolar 260W Eagle PID-Free modules, it was designed and built by Daiwa Lease, on a 10,000 square meter water tank, and aims to create solar PV system that is suitable for connection on any body of water. This floating solar installation produces a minimum power generation of 1.18 million KWh/year, providing electricity for nearly 300 households. The electricity generated will be sold to Kansai Electric Power Company. The modules are installed on large floating platforms, and craned onto water, and then are securely anchored to the lakebed. Such applications do not occupy land resources. In addition, since water has cooling effect on PV modules, the module surface temperature can be suppressed, resulting in higher power output. On the other hand, the plant can also help reducing water evaporation and suppress algal blooms. This application sets higher standard for module sealing, moisture resistance, corrosion resistance and long-term reliability. This is why JinkoSolar’s Eagle PID-Free modules were selected for this project. “The project underlines Jinko- Solar’s strong track record and high reliable panels to make solar energy available everywhere and for everyone – even in the most challenging environments, such as water,” said Kangping Chen, CEO of Jinko Solar, “Combining our sturdy panels and Daiwa Lease’s array design, this floating solar plant is typhoon-proof to last 25 years, and even superior to the land-based equivalents because of the cooling effect of the water, which allows them to function more efficiently. Reservoirs are also an ideal location because the panels produce shade, which reduces water evaporation and promotes algae growth. The lower temperatures of the floating modules mean they are 11 percent more efficient than land-based equivalents”, commented by Mr. Chen. 16 energetica INDIA · SEP | OCT15


Energética India | September / October 2015
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