5 MW Solar PV Project – India

Type

CDM CER

Category

Solar

Sector

Electricity

Country

India

More about solar

Solar power is created when the energy from the sun is converted into electricity. Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels comprising of semi-conductor cells are encased in glass and aluminium frames. In large scale solar (LSS) generation the solar panels convert the energy from sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity, then inverters convert the power into alternating current (AC) that can be integrated into the electricity grid.

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Project information

The project comprises of a 5 MW Solar PV power installation at village Gaon Talab, Tehsil Ichawar, district Sehore, Madhya Pradesh, India. The project will replace anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG’s) estimated to be approximately 8,992 tCO2e per year, offsetting the equivalent emissions created by 9,198 MWh/year of electricity generated by fossil fuel based power plants. The electricity generated from the project is sold to a third party under a Power Purchase Agreement which will be valid for 25 years (entire lifetime of the project activity).

The solar PV system comprises of PV modules, module mounting structures, junction boxes, inverters, regulators, monitoring devices etc. The solar panels are installed in arrays. The modules in the each array are connected in parallel and/or series in order to get the preferred current & voltage which match with the rated input parameters of the inverter. The Inverter connected in each array converts the DC current to AC current. The electricity collected from all the inverters is stepped up to 11 kV through a 415V/11kV transformer. The 11 kV electricity is further stepped up to 66 kV and then supplied to the electricity grid.

The project aims to harness solar energy through the installation of large scale solar (LSS) generation with total installed capacity of 5 MW. Solar energy is a pollution-free, infinitely sustainable form of energy. It does not use fossil fuel. It does not produce greenhouse gases, and it does not produce toxic or radioactive waste.

CO2 emissions reduction

An estimate of the project’s annual carbon emission reductions achieved.

Baseline emissions8,992 MT CO2-e

Project activity emissions

Leakage

0 MT CO2-e

0 MT CO2-e

Overall emissions reduction8,992 MT CO2-e

Sustainable Development Goals

As a Paying.Green® member, your investment not only benefits the environment, but it also supports communities through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The project, post construction and commissioning provides ongoing employment to the local population for the management and maintenance of the facility.

This project generates “green power” through zero‐emission solar generation.

Frequently, skilled, technical and industrial specialists travel to the solar plant and this positively impacts directly and indirectly the economy of the villages and the nearby area.

This project results in an estimated reduction in emissions of 8,992 MT CO2-e.

Project location

The project is located at village Gaon Talab, Tehsil Ichawar, district Sehore, Madhya Pradesh, India.