Only a few weeks after the first order, Siemens has been awarded with a second order from India for its UVAC receiver. Siemens will deliver 17,000 receivers for the Megha parabolic trough power plant to be built in Andhra Pradesh, near Hyderabad, India. Commissioning for the 50 MW plant is scheduled for spring 2013.
The Megha power plant is being constructed as part of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), the Indian government’s programme for promoting solar power. It envisages installing up to 20 GW of solar power capacity in India by the year 2022.
“After careful review of solar receivers, we decided to select the UVAC 2010 based on its proven track records and performance,” noted Shri B. Srinivasa Reddy, Director of Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Ltd. “The solar receiver is one of the critical components in the power plant, and its continuous output over the life of the project is critical for our revenues.”