IBC SOLAR commissions 22.5 MWp project in India

With the Phalodi plant, IBC SOLAR built its sixth project in India and tops 50MWp installed capacity in the country

Bad Staffelstein, Germany / Mumbai, India, May 31, 2017 – IBC SOLAR AG, a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy storage, has continued its success in India with its sixth PV power plant located in Rajasthan, in the north of India. Last week the 22.5 MWp Phalodi project was put into operation on time and handed over to the investor.

With this 22.5 MWp-project IBC SOLAR continues on its road to success in India. The new utility-scale PV plant is located near Phalodi in Rajasthan, which is one of the federal states with the largest amount of installed solar capacity in India. The project was a cooperation between IBC SOLAR Projects based in Mumbai and their parent company in Germany. While IBC SOLAR in India took the the lead responsibility for the project, the engineering and technical supervision was done by the German parent company, who also provided some key components.

The project unites IBC SOLAR’s local competencies and global standards. Shailendra Bebortha, Managing Director of IBC SOLAR in India, is particularly proud that despite all challenges the project was finalised on schedule: “Engineers and construction crew had to fight loose sand and temperatures as high as 45 degrees Celsius.” The project also marks the important milestone of installing more than 50 MWp solar capacity in India.

The project’s customer, LN Bangur Group, has worked with IBC SOLAR on several other large-scale projects. Shreeyash Bangur, Director of LN Bangur Group says: “The synchronization of the 20 MW AC solar plant at Phalodi in Rajasthan marks a significant milestone in our drive to grow our portfolio with the generation of clean and renewable energy. The project has been commissioned more than three months ahead of schedule.”

The Bangalore branch of TÜV Rheinland, a leading provider of technical services worldwide, certified the plant in accordance with IEC62446 and thereby confirmed the German quality standards.