Mega Watt Projects

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Megawatts are used to measure the output of a power plant or the amount of electricity required by an entire city. One megawatt (MW) = 1,000 kilowatts = 1,000,000 watts. For example, a typical coal plant is about 600 MW in size. Gigawatts measure the capacity of large power plants or of many plants.

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, the number of homes powered by a MW of solar energy depends on average sunshine, electricity consumption, temperature and wind. Nationally, that's 164 homes per MW—a far cry from the ratio of 1 MW:1,000.

Benefits of the mega parks include cutting the costs of evacuating energy from scattered power projects and preventing delays from acquiring land and gaining various permissions.

How to Setup a 1 MW Solar Plant in India?

We have been getting lot of enquiries from interested customers who would like to know the process and procedure to setup a 1 MW Solar Plant

Process to Setup 1 MW Solar Plant

Process to setup solar plant varies by State based on the requirement of the State Nodal Agency, EB and DISCOM, Below is the step by step process for Andhra Pradesh

Land Selection

It is recommended to select the project site within 2 km of a Power Substation to reduce the power excavation charges

How the project will work?

  1. Using solar PV modules, solar power generates in DC which is converted into AC power and then using a power transformer the generated and modified AC power will be fed to the grid.

  1. No battery storage introduced here because the plants will only functions in the daylight and here the generated power will be sold to the grid.
  1. For the minimal operation and maintenance of the plant, an off-grid/standalone 1MW solar power can be introduced. The benefits and the installation cost details are highlighted in the next article

2. Financial Overview

Installation cost, total project cost, maintenance cost and also the total & net income from the plant over a year are highlighted in this article.

  1. Installation cost
  2. Solar panels
  3. Central inverters
  4. Combiner + junction boxes
  5. Protective gears arrangement
  6. SCADA & Data logger system
  7. Land bank
  8. Erection of project

Maintenance

  1. Human resource
  2. PV maintenance
  3. Site maintenance

Income from the 1 MW solar PV plant

The site chosen in daily sun hours=5 hrs throughout the year.

    Maximum Solar intensity on the site= 4 KW-h/m
  1. Total sunny days available = 255 days
  2. Income from plant Daily unit’s generated-5000 units
  3. Yearly units generated -5000x365=1,825,000 units
  4. Govt. pays per unit-(i.e. state electricity board’s power purchase rate)
    Rs6.45 / unit. (According to APSPDCL 2014-15)

State Nodal Agency (NREDCAP) Process

  1. Submit Solar Application Form
  2. Submit Solar Connectivity Application Form
  3. Get the Sanction Letter

DISCOM Department Process for 1 MW

  1. DISCOM evaluates the solar project application form and provides feasibility report to the developer for projects less than 1MW capacity after the application is approved by State Nodal Agency
  2. Developer provide Bank guarantees, signed MOU and other documents, please see document checklist for list of required documents
  3. DISCOM provides evacuation estimation report to Developer

TRANSCO (EB) Department Process for 1 MW

  1. EB (TRANSCO) evaluates the solar project application form and provides feasibility report to the developers for projects greater than 1 MW capacity after the application is approved by State Nodal Agency
  2. Developer provide Bank guarantees, signed MOU and other documents, please see document checklist for list of required documents
  3. TRANSCO provides evacuation estimation report to Developer

Developer Registration Documents

  1. Copy of Permanent Account Number (PAN) (Mandatory).
  2. Copy of Director Identification Number (DIN).
  3. Copy of Tax Information Number (TIN).
  4. Copy of Central Sales Tax (CST).
  5. Copy of Service Tax.
  6. Copy of Value Added Tax (VAT).
  7. In case of New Entrepreneur, a Copy of Fulfillment Certificate Obtained from Chartered Accountant.
  8. Court Cases (if any).

Solar Power Application Documents

  1. A Certified Copy of the Memorandum & Article Association of the Company.
  2. Certified Copy of Registration Certificate.
  3. Certified Copy of the Authority Confirming Powers on the Person(s) Who is Competent to Execute the MOU/the Agreement with NREDC/DISCOM.
  4. Certificate from the Chartered Accountant Showing the “Net Worth” of the Company.
  5. Copy of Possessed Certificate of Land.
  6. Hard Copy of Filled Solar Registration Form.

Solar Connectivity Documents

  1. Certified Copy of the Memorandum & Article Association of the Company.
  2. Certified Copy of Registration Certificate.
  3. Certified Copy of Partnership Deed.
  4. Certified Copy of Authority Confirming Powers on the Person(s) Who are Competent to Execute the MOU/the Agreement with NREDCAP/DISCOM.
  5. Certificate from the Chartered Accountant Showing the “Net Worth” of the Company.
  6. Copy of Certificate for SPV Panels as per the MNRE Guidelines.
  7. Copy of Transmission of Power & Evacuation Plan/ Interconnection Facility for the Proposed Plan.
  8. Hard Copy of Filled Solar Connectivity Form.

Developer Evacuation Documents

  1. Consent Form.
  2. Under Taking for Acceptance Terms and Conditions Form.
  3. Bank Guarantee Form.
  4. Memorandum of Understanding Form (MOU).
  5. Bank Chillan (DD)

Here are the Actual expenses to setup up 1 MW Solar Plant in India

  • Proposed Project Land
  • Stamp Duty
  • Registration Fee
  • Facilitation fees
  • Land leveling 
  • Compound walls
  • Site facility expenses
  • Transmission cost after 2 KM
  • Per KM – 5, 00,000 Extra

REGISTRATION CHARGES (NON-REFUNDABLE)

EB Fee DISCOM Fee PPA-Documentation (Site Survey, Project Techno-Economic Pre-Feasibility Studies, PV analysis report & Detailed Project Report) Other un-official expenses

Performance Bank Guarantees

The Performance Bank Guarantee is furnished to DISCOM in the form of three bank guarantees in favor of Managing Director of the DISCOM to enter in to PPA.(For Project Bankability of 30% equity and 70% collateral Security are required)

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