Bagmane Solar Tech Park India
28 megawatt remote solar power - customized PV solutions from Bosch
Customer Reference | India
Bagmane Tech Park in Bangalore, India, has enormous energy needs. These needs are covered in part by a solar photovoltaic solution from Bosch, installed 600 km away from the Indian IT capital.
Bangalore is booming. The capital of the Indian state of Karnataka is known as the‘Silicon Valley of India.’ The urban landscape of this economic hub features thousands of IT companies and technology parks, including Bagmane Tech Park in the northeastern part of the city. The 21-hectare technology park held by the Bagmane Group contains ten buildings, and international technology companies such as Alstom, Dell, and HP have taken up residence in the five million square meters of office space. Large commercial spaces like Bagmane Tech Park, that are charged the highest power tariff, find it critical to have access to reliable and affordable power, without compromising commercial space. This requires customized solutions to lower energy costs and increase efficiency. Solar photovoltaic plants serve as one of these solutions.
The managers of Bagmane Tech Park are also counting on solar power and placed their trust in the competencies of the Bosch experts in India. Their project was to design and implement a 28-megawatt ground-mounted solar park 600 kilometers from Bangalore in the city of Belgaum in southwestern India. The solar park produces an average of 115,000 kilowatt-hours of power across an area spanning 36,4 hectares, which covers around 30 percent of the total energy needs of the tech park.
The big challenge in implementing the solar system is the strong wind pressure: Due to the high altitude at this location, the system must be able to resist wind speeds of up to 150 km/h. The Indian team designed the system with structures that can withstand high wind speeds and ensure reliable operation. The remote location of the project site further complicated the supply and transportation of equipment.
These complexities and challenges did not throw the project off its tight schedule. In fact, with systematic planning from the engineering and procurement teams, the Bosch experts implemented the project in 4 months flat, making it one of the fastest executed solar projects in India.
More than 28,600 metric tons of CO₂ are estimated to be saved every year with this solar system. In addition, greater independence from the power grid means a more reliable supply. Moreover, by consuming its own energy produced from renewable sources, Bagmane Tech Park has managed to lower its costs and those of the companies established there. The sustainable power supply solution from Bosch is therefore a major asset from more than just an environmental perspective. This ties in perfectly with the big picture as India wants to reduce the country´s CO₂ emissions by 30 percent by 2030.