Tata BP Solar India Ltd, a joint venture of Tata Power and BP Solar, was the first company to have installed and commissioned a megawatt scale solar power plant under the Rooftop and Other Small Solar Power Generation Plant scheme administered by IREDA under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM).
This landmark project is owned and developed by B & G Solar Private Limited at Komal West Village, Mayiladuthurai in Tami Nadu. The one megawatt plant was synchronised to the grid on 10 June, which is a good three months ahead of the scheduled date of start of 16th September 2011.
Last month, Phoenix Solar Singapore and local company Alectrona Energy Private Limited had announced contracts to jointly supply and install a one MWp system in Tamil Nadu for Great Shine Holdings Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of Zynergy Projects and Services Pvt Ltd. The system uses copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) modules from MiaSolé, and SMA inverters. Approximately 9,000 modules will cover an area of 1.8 hectares of flat land and feed over 1,600 megawatt hours a year into the National Thermal Power Corp (NTPC) grid. This project is funded under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), with a PPA of INR 18.45/kWh (approx. EUR 0.29/kWh) for 25 years.
Gemini Communications in its recent announcement of results for the first quarter mentioned that the company has secured financial closure for its 1 MW solar project in Tamil Nadu and has started commissioning of the plant. It is expected to be connected to the grid by end of September 2011.
Further the company’s Telecom Services Group(TSG) has partnered with M/s Aspiration Energy Pvt limited, to form a Joint venture company, M/sTelesolar Solutions Pvt Ltd, to provide complete energy solutions for telecom towers. Telesolar Soutions had started implementing energy solutions for telecom towers in Bihar and is targeting to energize 100 towers by July 2011 and will maintain the same for a period of 10 years.