Building Utility Scale Power Plants


This guidebook is a best practice manual for utility-scale solar power plants in India. It focuses primarily on ground mounted, fixed tilt PV projects and also covers solar tracking system technology. Intended to be a practical toolkit, the guidebook includes an annex that covers Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology and highlights aspects of the CSP project development process that differ from the PV equivalent. It also has annexes on construction, operation and maintenance contract terms.

While the guidebook is focused on utility-scale, grid-connected solar projects, much of the
technical content is equally relevant to off-grid solar applications and is likely to be helpful to readers keen to deepen their understanding of this exciting sector.

To illustrate various aspects of project development, construction and operation, a number of case studies have been included. All case studies are based on the same project: a real 5MWp, thin film plant situated in India. The following section summarizes the various aspects in the process of development, operation and financing of utility scale solar power plants in India. Each topic is covered in detail in this book.

Source: Infrastructure & Natural Resource, Asia

About Ritesh Pothan

Ritesh Pothan, is an accomplished speaker and visionary in the Solar Energy space in India. Ritesh is from an Engineering Background with a Master’s Degree in Technology and had spent more than a decade as the Infrastructure Head for a public limited company with the last 9 years dedicated to Solar and Renewable Energy. He also runs the 2 largest India focused renewable energy groups on LinkedIn - Solar - India and Renewables - India
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