IBC Solar commissions Solar Plant in Odisha

While states like Rajasthan, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh already have a large share of solar power with more than 2 Gigawatts installed capacity each, the state of Odisha lags behind with approx. 90 MW installed capacity (by autumn 2017) and has only recently begun to try and pick up speed. With the newly connected PV plant.

German solar and storage firm IBC Solar has commissioned a 27MW PV project in the Indian state of Odisha.

The plant near Kesinga in the District of Kalahandi was part of a 270MW PV tender floated by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) in Odisha in August 2016.

Non-recourse project financing was concluded with L&T Infrastructure Finance Company Limited in March 2017. Following the securement of land in August 2017, the local electric power transformation substation had to be upgraded and a transmission line for roughly 8 kilometres was built. Construction of the solar plant started in November 2017.

This project will bring western Odisha prominently in the solar map of India and contribute to increase the standard of living in the area by creating many local opportunities both during the construction and operations phase.