Bosch Ltd has commissioned a five megawatt solar power plant in Tamil Nadu for its customer, Sri Vinayaga Green Power Generation. Installed on a 23-acre site, Bosch provided turnkey solutions to the power plant and is responsible for engineering, procurement and construction of the same. Estimated to produce close to 7.6 million units a year, the generated power would therein be sold to third-party power consumers.
The solar power plant has been provided with mono-crystalline silicon solar panels and high-efficiency central inverters. Various components such as solar panels, inverters, structures and other equipments have been sourced from approved partners of Bosch.
In 2011, Bosch Ltd. marked its entry into the energy portfolio and has since been offering quality and innovative products and solutions, initially through the installation of smaller solar capacity projects on roofs of industries, colleges, hotels and apartment complexes. Apart from the current installation of the power plant in Tamil Nadu, the team is currently in the process of commissioning two projects of one megawatt each in Andhra Pradesh and Haryana. Over the past two years the company has also developed several roof-top installations ranging from 25 kWp to 200 kWp capacity across India.
Photograph: Dr Steffen Berns, managing director, Bosch India speaking at the solar plant commissioning ceremony.