Visakhapatnam, India, October 17, 2018- Delta Electronics India Pvt. Ltd. supplied two 1MW DelCEN1000 central inverters to India’s largest floating solar power project developed by the Greater Visakhapatnam Smart City Corporation Limited (GVSCCL). The GVSCCL is a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) incorporated in 2016, to implement projects proposed under the Smart City Plan for Vishakhapatnam revolving around the vision to create "A Resilient and Healthy Metropolis for People". Mr. Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, inaugurated the 2MW grid-connected floating solar power project which covers an area of around 4.5 acres on the Mudasarlova reservoir.
Work on the clean energy project began in April 2018, in September GVSCCL commissioned it to generate approximately 3,100,000 power units per year. This reduces around 28,000 tons of CO2, equal to saving 131,000 trees, every year. In addition, the project reduces 20% of water evaporation to protect the area’s rich flora and fauna. In all, this project costs around ₹120 million Rupees ($1.71 million) and saves 18,600,000 Rupees in electricity costs per year.
In the past five years, advances in solar panel and inverter technology and higher efficiency have helped slash the cost of solar power installations in India by almost 50%. Delta’s inverters deliver industry-leading efficiencies with maximum uptime guarantee which further shortens the payback period while maximizing the energy harvest.
Delta has over 1.5GW of string and central grid-tied solar inverters installed around India that helps create a more green and livable environment for all. By constantly identifying emerging trends and adapting its offerings, Delta delivers best-in-class photovoltaic (PV) solutions that maximize savings for customers.
Delta’s commitment to driving innovation in green energy is part of its mission to provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow.