Welspun Energy, the country’s biggest developer of solar projects on 12 March 2013 commissioned Asia’s largest solar power project of 50 MW at Jodhpur district in Rajasthan.
The solar power project commissioned is being counted among the largest solar project developed by Welspun Energy till date and is also the largest photovoltaic (PV) power plant in India. The project is known by the name utility-scale solar project and was commissioned just an astonishing five months; well ahead of schedule, creating a new benchmark for the industry.
Welspun Energy won the 50 MW solar projects through a competitive bid under Batch-2, Phase-1 of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission.
Welspun, earlier in year 2013 started a 15 MW unit at the site, and with short span of it now has commissioned two more units of 15 MW and 20 MW solar generators. The PV project is supposed to generate total electricity of 90 million kWh or units annually and supply clean energy to power 25 million families.
It is estimated that with the commissioning of this project, an approximation of 83220 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions will be mitigated each year.
About Welspun Energy
Welspun Energy Ltd (WEL) is one of the top independent renewable energy based power generation company which focuses on developing, owning and operating a diversified portfolio of renewable energy power plants.
• Welspun was the only company to have been awarded a maximum capacity of 50 MW under this scheme, making this the largest project in India.
• The company has become the largest solar power developer in India with over 300 MW solar and wind projects on the ground.
• Welspun energy planned to develop a pipeline of 1.7 GW of renewable power projects which will be developed within 2015 and over 250 MW of renewable projects are presently being developed on ground.
Welspun Energy is part of the 3.5 billion dollar Welspun Group, which has interests in power generation, infrastructure, exploration and production of oil and natural gas, steel pipes and textiles.