The solar project by CLP India Veltoor in the southern Indian state Telangana is one of the larger solar projects in the country. This 100 MW plant, was developed by SE solar Ltd (SPV of Suzlon Energy Ltd and CLP India) and commissioned in phases starting mid-2017 and supplies energy to the Telangana Southern Power Distribution Company Limited.
The Veltoor park highlights the global nature of modern solar projects, employing PV panels from China, solar tracking technology from the USA, and an electrical system from Europe as well as services from numerous local contractors.
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DNV GL issued the world’s first project certificate for photovoltaic (PV) power plants for this project. The project certificate was issued according the world’s - the only, global specification for certifying solar PV projects DNVGL-SE-0078. Certification of a PV power plant project according to the specification implies the overall evaluation of the asset including its design basis, design, grid code compliance, manufacturing process, transport and installation, commissioning. Each of these phases will be closed with a statement of compliance after successful completion. The specification includes detailed description of each phase and is guiding through the certification process.
CLP India is the largest foreign investors in the Indian power sector spread across a diversified and environment friendly generation portfolio that covers renewable energy, supercritical coal and gas fired generation, amounting to close to 3000 MW. In line with the CLP Group's commitment developing 30% of its generating capacity from non-carbon emitting energy sources such as renewable energy and nuclear power by 2020, CLP India is the largest wind power developers in India with over 1000 MW of committed wind projects. CLP India has also ventured into solar power generation as a joint venture partner in a project located in the state of Telangana.
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