February 25, 2021 | Investopaper
The largest private-sector solar project in Nepal (so far) has been connected to the Dhalkebar power grid. The 10 MW solar project constructed in Dhalkebar in the Dhanusha district of Province 2 is connected to the national grid.
The project is owned by Eco Power Development Company. Prime Commercial Bank has co-financed the project. Eco Power is selling electricity to Nepal Electricity Authority at Rs 7.30 per unit.
The project was completed in a short period of six months from the start of construction despite the corona epidemic. One ABB central inverter with a capacity of 1,045 kilowatts and two with a capacity of 4,500 kilowatts have been connected for solar energy production. The inverters will convert the DC current into 690 volts of AC current.
The generated 10 MW power is connected to the substation at Dhalkebar, 1 km away, through a 33 kV high voltage vacuum circuit breaker of ABB.