Vikram Solar commissions 10 MWp solar plant in Andhra Pradesh

Vikram Solar, the globally acclaimed EPC solutions provider and PV module manufacturer, successfully commissioned a 10 MWp capacity solar plant in Andhra Pradesh. The project has been developed under the PPA scheme between Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (abbreviated TTD) and Vikram Solar Pvt. Ltd. The project will facilitate green power generation to cater to the energy needs of one of the most famous religious landmarks in India.

Mr. Gyanesh Chaudhary, MD & CEO, Vikram Solar Pvt. Ltd., commended the meticulous planning and aggressive work pace that team Vikram has shown in handling the project – “This project is yet another reiteration of our decade’s experience and superior quality standards in the execution of EPC projects. With this project, our total commissioned EPC project capacity has reached 305 MW in India, and we are looking forward to many more such projects to be executed in the near future.”

The solar plant is installed in TTD’s land located in Chittoor district. The plant covers approximately 67 acres of area and has a power generation capacity of 10 MWp. Vikram Solar has used Poly-crystalline non-DCR high efficiency modules to ensure maximum yield and performance consistency. The module range includes 310, 312.5, and 315 Wp modules. The generated power is being evacuated at 33 kv ratio and it is being fed to Mudivedu sub-station. The plant is also expected to save about 15,143.5 metric tonnes of CO2 annually.

Mr. A. Venkateswarlu, B.Tech. Superintendent Engineer (Electrical), TTD, appreciated Vikram Solar’s efforts for such a speedy execution of operations. He also expressed that – “Successful commissioning of the 10 MWp plant proves Vikram Solar’s credibility as one of the best EPC players and trusted PV manufacturers in India”.

Mr. Anupam Dhiman, Executive Director – EPC Solar, Vikram Solar added, “With thorough planning put in place right from the concept to its commissioning stage, we have been able to ensure quality at every step of execution to deliver the project.”

Besides bringing green energy and saving approximately 4.5 crore in utility bills for TTD, Vikram Solar helped in creating employment in the region as well. Local graduates have been trained and hired while developing the project and will continue to work in O&M segment of the plant after project completion. Special training sessions were organized to train the local unskilled resource and the efforts have seen satisfactory results.


”Being able to introduce Brazil to the infinite opportunities of a solar industry is a privilege for J.v.G. Thoma GmbH, and one that we are extremely grateful for. At the same time, this placed the ball squarely in our court, and the pressure to get the ball rolling quickly was high. Now that the lengthy initial formalities are out of the way, we can focus on making this project a success.“

The first DESERT solar module production in BRAZIL! Lets go ....
J.v.G. Thoma GmbH is delivering a DESERT turnkey production line to Brazil, the first of its kind and hopefully the first in many breakthroughs to leave the factory floor on their way to the largest country in South America. With a capacity of 30 MW, this is a small semi-automatic DESERT production line, but still a flagship in terms of DESERT solar module production and electricity generation in the country, now fully functional and ready to start with operation.

The machinery consists of DESERT production machines for high-efficiency DESERT solar modules built specifically for extreme hot climate, such as can be seen in deserts or in tropical areas. Made solely in Germany and built using the latest in DESERT and TROPIC module production, the systems inlcudes all cutting-edge technology.

Certified DESERT solar modules, DESERT containers, DESERT power plants and DESERT manufacturing machinery built using pioneering DESERT and TROPICS technology are now fully set up, and ready to perform. But powering on the machinery has been a long time coming. Up until recently, this advanced piece of equipment had been waiting for clearance at a port in Brazil. Now that the formalities have been dealt with, both J.v.G. Thoma and its customer in Brazil can get production under way.

J.v.G. Thoma GmbH is a company whose vision has always been to harness the infinite power of the sun and convert it into an inexhaustible supply of energy. But a vision such as this requires global reach, and this project has opened new doors. Brazil is not only a gateway to South American cooperation, but also the launchpad to international reach and expansion.

Following the delivery of this initial order, J.v.G. Thoma GmbH will be looking forward to an ongoing collaboration with the Brazilian company. From setup and initial training to setting the scene for a ramp up, J.v.G. Thoma will be there to provide expertise and assistance. Moreover, the company will be jointly responsible, along with the client, for the successful integration of the DESERT solar module factory.

In the future, bigger DESERT power plants will be set up on Brazilian soil, and together with existing turnkey production systems, they intend to take up a large share of the products and assets this sector will possess locally. J.v.G. Thoma plans to build up a local network of sales agents that can extend a premium offering to neighbouring countries in South America. Eventually, the company hopes to be able to expand its customer base to clients in North America.

Hans Thoma, general manager from the Thoma-group, is eager to acquire a substantial market share in Brazil, a growing country with tremendous potential for solar energy output. Having complied with local official procedures (Inmetro, TÜV, Fraunhofer CSP) and cleared the way for future business collaboration, he expresses his hope that the solar industry will henceforth expand quickly.

”Being able to introduce Brazil to the infinite opportunities of a solar industry is a privilege for J.v.G. Thoma GmbH, and one that we are extremely grateful for. At the same time, this placed the ball squarely in our court, and the pressure to get the ball rolling quickly was high. Now that the lengthy initial formalities are out of the way, we can focus on making this project a success.“

The first DESERT solar module production in BRAZIL! Let
Source: Vikram Solar