IBC SOLAR AG has started building another MW plant in cooperation with its Indian subsidiary IBC SOLAR Projects Private Ltd. The company received the order to implement the Pokhran turn-key solution with an output of 11MW as follow-up order of a successful project realised at the end of 2014.
The Pokhran project is built in the sunny state of Rajasthan in North-West India, as was the case with the Bhadla solar power plant handed over to the investor as a turn-key solution at the end of October 2014. The German system house provided engineering services and technical supervision, while the Indian subsidiary is responsible for the construction work on site. The plant is scheduled to be connected to the grid at the end of March.
Flood control is also an important issue in Pokhran to ensure a safe operation of the plant over the next 20 to 25 years. It has been installed to drain the high levels of water during the rainy season. Electronic components such as transformer stations and central inverters will be mounted about 30 to 40 inches high to provide additional flood protection.
The project is funded by JNNSM (National Solar Mission). Components being used are therefore produced in India, such as mounting systems, modules, and some electrical parts.