meeco Punjal project progress on-schedule, grid connection expected in October




September 14, 2011


8:18 am

The construction of The meeco Group’s first Indian solar photovoltaic installation is progressing well and according to plan. The 1 MW solar photovoltaic installation is situated in Khera Kalmout, a village in the Northwest of the country, more specifically in the District of Nangal, part of the Indian Punjal province. This PV project was commissioned to meeco AG and its subsidiary PV Energy Ltd by the Indian Group, SOMA Enterprise Ltd, one of the fastest growing infrastructure developers in India generating a yearly turnover of over USD 500 Mio.

This valuable solar energy project, is the product of a Joint Venture between meeco AG, it’s 50% owned PV Energy Ltd and SOMA Enterprise Ltd. “The meeco Group’s accumulated experience in large-scale PV project development and management in Europe combined with SOMA’s extensive infrastructure know-how in India and South East Asia, has made it possible to deploy and install this first megawatt of renewable energy in Indian ground” explains Tarun Munjal, Director of meeco India. “Working with and for SOMA has been clearly the right choice. We have had all of the necessary support in dealing both with local administrative procedures as with supplies and logistics in the region” comments Munjal.

The 1 MW fixed PV installation started construction in August and has been meeting all of the planned deadlines until today, thanks to an efficient project construction management by the meeco Group’s Head of Project Implementation, Michael Georg. “Since the beginning of works, I have felt very comfortable in taking the project forward, mostly because the whole team and workforce on the ground have been consistently supportive and delivering very good results” says Georg. The Punjal project is expected to be finalized and connected to the grid during the upcoming month of October.

Find below a couple of impressions of the works and their progress.