30 MW Solar Power Plant Commissioned in Gujarat

Thirty-MW solar power plant, the largest project of its kind in Asia, was commissioned in the state of Gujarat, This  twin solar power plants of 15 MW each   has been set up by M/s  Moser Baer Clean Energy Limited (MBCEL) in Gunthawada village of Kakrej Taluka in Banaskantha. There is  11 MW of existing solar power generation capacity in the state

Thin Film modules technology has been used with an approximate investment of Rs 465 crore. The power will be evacuated through 2 separate 66 KV lines to Sub-Stations at Anganwada and Dunawada.

According to Ratul Puri, executive director, Moser Baer, Gunthawada solar farm is Asia’s largest and will supply 52 million kWh to the state grid, powering 50,000 households. The company claims this solar project will save 50,000 tonnes of carbon emission annually.

Moser Baer Clean Energy Limited (MBCEL) solar power generation arm of Moser Baer Projects Pvt Ltd (MBPPL) is looking to set up 200 megawatt (Mw) solar power capacities in India in next one year with 95 Mw to be set up in Gujarat.

MBPPL has laid out ambitious plans to make heavy investments in clean energy vertical of its operations as it intends to set up nearly 1500 Mw of solar power generation capacities in India by 2015.

Moser Baer Projects has operations in conventional and non-conventional sources of energy including thermal, hydel and solar verticals. It offers solutions including power generation, power trading and engineering procurement commissioning. The company plans to commission 5000 MW of thermal, 500 MW of solar and 520 MW of hydro to emerge as a leading player in India’s energy sector.