842 kWp rooftop solar power plant at the City Centre Mall, Nashik
The Sarda Group has taken one more step towards clean energy by installing 842 kWp capacity rooftop solar power plant at Nashik City Centre Mall. Earlier, the group has installed cumulative solar power capacity of 102 kWp at Big Bazar, Camel House, Satpur Factory and Sarda House at Nashik.
Overall Sarda Group is contributing to the city’s environment by reducing
The power plants at all the facilities have been installed by Pune based Sunshot Technologies – India’s leading rooftop solar EPC company.
The challenging and most interesting part of the project was its roof diversity. The power plant has been installed on RCC, Metal and Polycarbonate sheet roofs of the mall.
The RCC roof of multilevel car parking building is utilized to install significant capacity of the power plant using 18 ft high metal structure raised on the 7th floor of the building. For Polycarbonate roof, safety was of prime importance. We have done great work in installing 91 tons of steel structure on the polycarbonate sheet and RCC roof where 515 kWp capacity has been installed. Around 327 kWp of total capacity has been installed on various trapezoidal and Kalzip metal roofs of the mall.
The solar power plant at Nashik City Centre Mall generates around 12 Lakh units of electricity annually.
Sunshot has installed advanced systems like safety railing and walkways with a lifeline for safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the power plant.
The PV modules used are of ‘twin-peak’ series which has smaller half-cut cells. The smaller size cells reduce internal resistance that increases the module output. Half cut cell arrangement operates efficiently in shadow conditions which help to achieve increased energy yield. These PV modules are enabled with ‘PERC’ (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) technology – a dielectric passivation layer; added to the back of the cell which absorbs more light that results into higher energy output.
The inverters installed are of smart IP65 rating. These inverters have 8 strings intelligent monitoring and fast troubleshooting facility. These are one of the most efficient inverters, with an efficiency of 98.8%.
The solar plant is also synchronized with diesel generators along with the grid through Sunshot’s propitiatory controllers. Sunshot has installed state of the art IoT based Online monitoring and analytics system which allows remote control of the solar power plants.
Sunshot has installed solar power plants for marquee brands like Mumbai International Airport, Bangalore International Airport, Carnival Info-park, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Persistent Systems, Whirlpool, ITC- Welcomhotel Rama International, Taj Sats, Everest Industries, Alicon, Franke Faber, Endress+Hauser, etc.
With across 150+ sites’ experience under the belt, Sunshot is a leading name in the Indian rooftop solar industry.
Drone shoot of Nashik city centre mall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dhTTOJNzqo