West Bengal to get its first solar power plant under (REC) ‘renewable energy certificate Mechanism’

Vikram Solar, a Kolkata based leading solar module manufacturing company has been entrusted with the installation and commissioning of 1 MW roof top grid Connected Captive Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant at Auckland Jute Mills in West Bengal. “Aradhana Investments Ltd” has proposed to setup the project on the roof top of “Auckland Jute Mills”, both being unit of “Kankaria Group”.

The project division of Vikram Solar will implement the project as Engineering-Procurement-Construction contractor (EPC). The 1 MW Roof top Grid Connected Captive Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant has been recommended to be implemented under Renewable Energy Certificate Mechanism (REC). This will be West Bengal’s first solar power plant under REC Mechanism.

Auckland Jute Mills Pvt Ltd is situated at Jagatdal, Shyamnagar Township, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal. The proposed project site is situated on the banks of river Ganges and is well connected by roadways and is 2-3 km away from Shyamnagar Railway station.

The rooftop of the factory building of the Jute Mill has been identified for installation of proposed Solar Photovoltaic Power plant covering an area of more than 4 lakh sq. ft. The proposed Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant will generate DC power from Solar PV power plant. Smart grid tied inverters shall convert this DC power to conventional 3 phase AC power. The AC power shall be further stepped up to high voltage and fed through transformers to utility grid and evacuate through Auckland Jute Mill’s own 3.3 kV substation to the nearest Bhatpara Township Substation, which is situated approximately less than 1KM away from the factory toward south.

Source: Times of India

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