Rays Power Infra commissions 9 MW PV plant in Karnataka, India


Rays Power Infra, a solar power company in India, has successfully completed its second PV project in the state of Karnataka.

The 9 MW installation was assigned by Brewer Energy Pvt Ltd, a company involved in the production, collection, and distribution of electricity. The project was commissioned under Karnataka’s farmer solar scheme.

The scheme provides a tariff of INR8.4/kWh, which is one of the highest in the country, and farmers holding land in Karnataka could bid for up to 3 MW.

The project was executed in November 2016, and is spread over 60 acres of land in the Pavagada Village, Tumkur District of Karnataka. Commissioning took place in the first week of July 2017.

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Commenting on the completion of the project, Ketan Mehta, Chief Executive Officer, Rays Power Infra said: “We have a strong hold in Karnataka and this is our second project in the state. With 6.5 km, 66 KV of transmission lines installed, the project has been setup with a single axis tracker and fixed-tilt technology and will give a very good estimate of the comparison of generation of both.”

Mehta added: “Though we faced a few challenges with the land being highly uneven, the dedicated project team adopted corrective measures and the project was commissioned within the stipulated deadline.”

The completed project has brought up the total installed solar capacity of Karnataka, up to August 2017, to 1.26 GW. Karnataka has now achieved 22% of its solar power target to be achieved by the year 2022.

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