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5 MWp Solar Photo-Voltaic (PV) Project of NTPC Synchronized with Andaman & Nicobar Island Grid

30th Mar, 2013

A 5 MWp solar photo-voltaic (PV) power project, NTPC’s first renewable power project in Port Blair in Andaman & Nicobar islands has been synchronized with the grid today.

It is the first Grid connected Solar PV Project in A&N Islands and also the first greenfield renewable solar PV Project of NTPC. Overcoming serious challenges of lack of resources like skilled manpower and machinery and inclement weather conditions at Andaman & Nicobar Island, NTPC achieved the commissioning of the 5MWp Solar PV Power Project in a record time of 6 ½ months. Skilled manpower and equipments were arranged from the mainland through road, rail and sea route. 10 hectares of land has been givn by Andaman & Nicobar Island Administration on lease for the project and the land was made available to NTPC at Garacharma Hills / Village in Port Blair in Andaman & Nicobar islands in the month of September 2012. Mono crystalline cells (235 Wp x 21312 Nos) technology has been used for setting up the 5 MWp solar PV project.

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