Leapton Solar successfully grid-connects 2.05GW solar park in Pavagada,India.
Recently, Leapton Solar supplied the Pavagada Solar Park in India, which is one of the largest solar parks in the world, and successfully connected to the grid.
Pavagada Solar Park is one of Asia's mega solar parks, located on 13,000 acres of land in the Tumkur district of Karnataka state, about 180 kilometers from Bangalore, India's fifth largest city. The Leapton solar pv module has excellent performance in resisting strong sand and dust, high temperature and humidity, etc. It can enhance the module's performance in desert and harsh environment. The modules are also equipped with half-chip technology, which not only reduces the internal loss of the modules, but also keeps the operating temperature lower during the actual operation of the power plant, ensuring the smooth operation of the power generation system and effectively reducing the maintenance cost of the power plant.
The entire solar project was commissioned from January 2018, when the first phase of the 600MW solar project was commissioned, until December 2019.
The project is being developed by the Karnataka State Solar Development Corporation Limited (KSPDCL) with an estimated investment of USD 2.5 billion.
Pavagada is an arid area. The land has been leased out to farmers for 25 years.KSPDCL is paying Rs. 21,000 per year to the farmers with an increase of 5% every two years.
The solar park is divided into 8 zones, each with a capacity of 250MW. the 8 zones are further divided into 5 50MW blocks. The Pavagada Solar Park will provide electricity to nearly 1 million households. The solar park is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 20 million tons and save 3.6 million tons of natural gas.