Taking a leaf out of Gujarat’s 1500 hectare solar park, the Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd. (KREDL) is in the process of seeking the requisite State Government approval for a 1000 hectare solar park at Mannur village in Bijapur district on public-private partnership (PPP) model. According to the Chairman of KREDL, Mr. C.M. Nimbannavar, the Mannur site is ideal for the generation of 500 MW of solar power, given its almost 300 days of sunshine.
KREDL had already initiated measures to facilitate generation of 80 MW of solar power in Bijapur and Gulbarga districts, and is working on increasing solar power generation by 40 MW every year. Projects such as these would go a long way in bridging the electricity supply gap that is ailing Karnataka.
Key to the success of infrastructure projects of such importance is the selection of the appropriate technology and the right partners for the project.
SunCarrier Omega commissioned India’s first commercial Net-Zero Energy Building, incorporating sun-tracking solar PV and vanadium redox flow battery technologies to create a grid-independent sustainable habitat. Energy generated by the sun-tracking SunCarrier solar PV systems feeds the lighting and air-conditioning load for the building, while also charging the large capacity Cellcube vanadium redox flow battery and energy management system. The Cellcube provides adequate power at nights and on days when the solar power generation is inadequate.
The company claims to have proven technology and delivery credentials to execute such projects.