Aug 5, 2016: With the aim to adopt renewable energy, The Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) has launched the work on building a 65-MW solar power plant at Block-1 in Neyveli, the township in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The new solar plant was part of a bigger plan to set up 4,000 MW solar power projects in different states across the nation under clean and green schemes, and also in turn with the National Solar Mission declared by the government.
2,30,465 solar panels
The new solar power plant is all set to be built on 325 acres at Neyveli. Approximately 2,30,465 solar photo voltaic modules solar panels, each with a power generating capacity of 305/310 watt will be set up. The power generated from this solar plant will be fed to the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO). Jakson Engineering Limited is the manufacturing, procurement and commissioning service provider of this solar power plant.
Indian state Tamil Nadu to build 65 MW solar plant
Previously, NLC installed a 10-MW solar photo volatic project at Neyveli at a cost of Rs.74.60 crore, which is commissioned by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL).The work for a second 65-MW solar power project to be installed in the northern side of Block-5 of Neyveli Town Ship by BHEL is in its initial stage.
At a function organised for performing ‘Bhoomi Pooja’ at Neyveli for installation of grid interactive of 65 MW solar plant, Rakesh Kumar, Director (Finance), Subir Das, Director (Mines ), Selva Kumar, Director (Planning & Projects) and senior officials and employees of NLC and representatives of Jakson Engineering Limited participated.