Hyderabad Nampally Railway station

  • Customer: Indian Railways
  • Location: Nampally Hyderabad
  • Total Plant Capacity: 228 kWp
  • Annual Power Generated: 3.2 Lakh Units
  • Annual GHG Emissions Reduced: 260 tonnes

Detail

The solar power plant has been donated to the Indian Railways by Persistent Foundation; the CSR arm of Pune based IT giant Persistent Systems Limited. The solar power plant was inaugurated by the hands of Hon. Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu

The galvanium sheet roofs of platform no. 5 and 6 are used for installation of the solar panels. The peculiar feature of the system is that the panels are pasted on the East-West facing roof structures of the platforms.
We have used the best in class modules, inverters and other items like cables, structures, etc for maximum efficiency and power generation.
The power generated from solar is injected in the station’s main LT panel. The system works in synchronous with Discom connection in such a way that at any given point of time, solar is consumed first and the balance power requirement is fulfilled by Discom power. The system is also synchronized with station’s diesel generator sets. Thus, during power cuts, electricity from solar will be consumed on priority, thereby substantially reducing diesel consumption.
The solar power plant is generating 950 – 1000 units of electricity on a bright sunny day. The plant is contributing to about 17% of electricity consumption of railway station. The railways have benefited of power savings to the extent of Rs. 25.6 Lakhs per annum without any upfront investment.
The plant is also monitored online through Sunshot’s proprietary online monitoring system. This helps in keeping a record of the power generation and electrical parameters of the solar plant on real time basis and better operation and maintenance of the plant as the automated system provides alerts if the plant is not functioning properly.