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Oil India commissions 5 MW solar power plant in Rajasthan

Oil India Ltd, India’s second-largest government-owned exploration firm, has commissioned its first 5 MW solar power plant in Rajasthan.
OIL, which has so far built only small solar power plants for captive use, built and commissioned its first grid connected 5 MW unit at village Raghwa in Ramgarh district of Rajasthan, the company said in a statement issued here.
The plant was inaugurated by OIL Chairman and Managing Director SK Srivastava.
OIL plans to expand this unit by another 9 MW.
Srivastava said the plant was completed within 118 days.
OIL Director (HR and Business Development) N K Bharali said there exists tremendous potential for solar and wind energy projects in Rajasthan and OIL is looking to tap the renewable energy source.
The 9 MW solar power plant expansion will be completed by next year, he said.
The 5 MW solar power plant with Polycrystalline Technology was set up at a total cost of Rs. 41.49 crore, the statement added.
The plant consists of 20,408 solar modules, each having a capacity of 245 watts. An overhead transmission line of 11.49 km has been constructed to feed in the generated power to the grid.
(This article was published on December 25, 2014)

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