Rajasthan Solar Processing Zone
March 23, 2017
An initiative to showcase upcoming technologies in solar power generation, this solar farm is being promoted by a developer using a model of development that brings together multiple investors on one land. The developer is in effect selling serviced plots; providing cleaning, repair and maintenance services; metering and pooling of electricity; its transmission to the state grid; and disbursement of payment from the state grid to the individual plot owners.
There is no storage; the electricity shall be sent to the grid located 23 kilometres away (finally blending with the national grid). The peak potential production is 100 MW, or given a sunny year, 160,000 MWh/year (1,600 hours x 100 MW). In connected load terms, given many houses in India have a 3-kW connection, 100 MW would serve 30,000 houses. Assuming that Indian residents consume about 3 kWh/person per day, this energy would allow 150,000 people to live a net-zero lifestyle, which again translates to about 30,000 homes (or 10 times more if there is a 10-percent blend of renewable energy).
|Project Name||Raajsthan Solar Processing Zone|
|Location||Near Ramdevra, Pokaran, Jaisalmer, India|
|Expected Completion||December 2018 for 250 MW capacity; March 2021 for 500 MW capacity|
|Status||Development completed for 100 MW;|
|Site Area||33,597 square meters|
|Client/Owner||Shri Shaki Alternative Energy Ltd|
|Principal Architects||Sanjay Prakash|
|Main Contractor||Civil – Shri Krishna Enterprises|
|Civil &Structural Engineer||Giriraj Kiradoo|
|Hydrologist||G k Bhat (TARU Leading Edge Pvt. Ltd, Gandhinagar, India)|
|Environment designer||Mohan Rao (Intergrated Design, Bangalore, India)|