Indian solar module manufacturer WAAREE has announced the commissioning of a 16 MW ground-mounted solar project in Gavhankund, Maharashtra. The project was executed for Waacox Energy Pvt. Ltd. under the Agri feeder scheme of Maharashtra Govt for Maharashtra State Power Generation Co. Ltd. (MAHAGENCO).
The new plant has developed under the support of the Chief Minister’s solar agriculture feeder program. A solar agriculture feeder is essentially a 1-10 MW community-scale solar PV power plant, which is interconnected to the 33/11 kV sub-station. Majorly this scheme benefits in ensuring day-time reliable power for the farmers and not only this, it requires no capital subsidy from the government. Preferably it is cost-effective hence enables a reduction in the subsidy.
Recounting their achievement of completing this prestigious project, the Chairman and Managing Director of WAAREE Energies, Hitesh Doshi stated, “Agriculture is a major consumer of electricity, accounting for one-fourth or one-third of consumption in many States, Access to groundwater for irrigation depends on reliable and affordable electricity supply to run groundwater pumping.
“With the commissioning of this project, we shall be able to contribute toward addressing concerns of livelihoods of the rural poor and food security of the country. The timely commissioning of this project reiterates our commitment towards high quality both in terms of seamless execution and time-bounded delivery mechanisms,” Hitesh added.
Interestingly, the plant was developed in the Warud Taluka of Amravati District. The plant which has installed 60660 numbers of WAAREE make 330 wp Polycrystalline solar modules, two Inverter duty transformers of 6250KVA, & one 3500KVA, five inverters of 3125 kW