SunSource Energy Wins Solar Plus BESS Project Worth 1.95 MW in Lakshadweep

The power project which will power four islands of Lakshadweep upon accomplishment will also be the largest solar project on the islands. The project will power the Agatti, Kavaratti, BangaRam, and Thinnakara islands

July 06, 2020. By News Bureau

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SunSource Energy has announced that it has secured a 1.95 MW solar PV power plant project with a 2.15 MWh battery energy storage station (BESS) from the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) in Lakshadweep. The power project which will power four islands of Lakshadweep upon accomplishment will also be the largest solar project on the islands.

The project will power the Agatti, Kavaratti, BangaRam, and Thinnakara islands according to SunSource Energy.

SunSource Energy has won a 1.95 MW solar PV power plant project with 2.15 MWh Battery Energy Storage Station (BESS) in Lakshadweep through an auction conducted by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a company statement said.

The scope of the project includes design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing, and commissioning of these plants. The developer will also be required to provide 10 years of comprehensive operation and maintenance of the plants from the date of successful commissioning. The commissioning timeline for this project is twelve months from the date of signing the letter of award (LOA).

Lakshadweep, due to its remote location in the Arabian Sea, doesn’t have the national grid connectivity and relies on expensive diesel-based power.

“Our island power projects at Lakshadweep for SECI are an instance of the direction in which the power sector is headed: away from fossil fuels, towards grid modernisation through energy storage and intelligent grids and mini-grids,” Adarsh Das, CEO and Co-Founder, SunSource Energy said.

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