Kolkata: Vikram Solar, a city based solar module manufacturing company has announced a deal to install and commission one MW roof top grid Connected Captive Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant at Auckland Jute Mills in West Bengal. The 1 MW Roof top Grid Connected Captive Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant has been recommended to be implemented under Renewable Energy Certificate Mechanism (REC). This will be West Bengal’s first solar power plant under REC Mechanism.
Auckland Jute Mills Pvt Ltd is situated at Jagatdal, Shyamnagar Township, North 24 Parganas in West Bengal. The proposed project site is situated on the banks of river Ganges and is well connected by roadways and is 2-3 km away from Shyamnagar Railway station.
The rooftop of the factory building of the Jute Mill has been identified for installation covering an area of more than 4 lakh sq. ft. Generated DC power will be converted to 3 phase AC power via Smart grid tied inverters. The AC power shall be further stepped up to high voltage and fed through transformers to utility grid and evacuate through Auckland Jute Mill’s own 3.3 kV substation to the nearest Bhatpara Township Substation, which is situated approximately less than 1KM away from the factory toward south.
Jai Kumar Kankaria, Director, Aukland Jute Mills, said, “I am very positive about solar power since eventually power cost will increase and solar will be the cheapest mode of electricity. Also we are looking forward to this project and hopeful that the government soon passes the REC policy so that we can install additional 5 to 10 MW of power plant at our jute mill. That will also make the project commercially viable.”