September 3, 2014 - L&T Construction has recently commissioned the world's largest Solar Photovoltaic Plant of 7.52MW capacity on a single roof at Amritsar in Punjab.
The energy generated from this plant is being fed to the local grid through a power purchase agreement (PPA) signed with the state distribution company under the New and Renewable Sources of Energy (NRSE) Policy. For this project, L&T employed multi-crystalline module technology and central inverters to optimize efficiency. More than 30,000 panels were erected on the rooftop of the shed spread over 94,000 sq.m area.
L&T along with the customer came up with an innovative idea of erecting a permanent network of aluminium walkways on top of the roof sheets to create a safe working environment for execution, operation and maintenance purposes.
Commenting on the achievement, S. N. Subrahmanyan, Senior Executive Vice President (Infrastructure and Construction), L&T said, "This is for us, at L&T Construction, a significant step towards establishing our credentials as the country's largest and leading Solar EPC Company. It is also extremely creditable that this state-of-the-art solar power plant has already exceeded the estimated performance."