Located in the semi-arid regions of North Karnataka, CleanMax’s Solar 145-MegaWatt solar farm in Sedam village (Gulbarga district, Karnataka) is enabling corporates across the state of Karnataka to switch over to green solar power in a low-risk and zero-capex manner. The project was commissioned and became operational on 30th March 2018, within four months of commencement of installation work.
One of the most technologically advanced solar farms projects in India, with 1500 VDC technology, the Sedam plant operates at a 1.45:1 DC/AC ratio, which is the highest overloading achieved by any project in the country, providing for a highly efficient use of equipment and infrastructure. The 135-ton transformer was custom-designed with several additional safety features as mandated by our EHS and engineering design team. It is designed to take 120% continuous power loading for two hours, without any capital addition, and hence, the upfront and lifetime operating costs are reduced substantially.
Through innovative legal and technical structuring, multiple end-users with diverse legal and technical requirements can consume power from the same project through the project’s common infrastructure. The project houses a mix of a) capacity supplying power to corporate clients through zero-capex (third party sale) and b) captive ownership by the end user, in which CleanMax Solar has developed the plant and now provides O&M services to the users. Moreover, as an efficient and low-cost generator of solar power, the project accrues an annual cumulative savings of approximately INR 310 million per annum (approx. USD 4.5 million) across all its clients.
Examples of Clientele:
Bangalore International Airport Authority Pvt Ltd (13 MW) meets 28 % of its annual electricity requirement from the Sedam plant;
Adobe India’s Bangalore facility (2.5 MW) is 100% solar powered by the Sedam plant;
Volvo Group India’s truck facility in Bangalore sources 2.75 MW solar power from the Sedam project.
- LocationSedam Village, Gurbarga District, Karnataka
- Capacity 145 MWp
- Type of systemOpen access, Grid-connected Solar Farm
- Annual Reduction in Energy Bills INR 310 million or USD 4.5 million
- Carbon Dioxide Abated 208,800 tons per annum
- Date of Commissioning 30th March 2018