About ACME Bikaner Power Plant (Bikaner, India)

Bikaner generates clean, renewable concentrated solar power for delivery to the grid in Rajasthan, India. The full-scale 2.5 MW (nameplate) pilot power plant is the only commercial CSP tower in India. Commissioned in 2010, using lessons learned from Sierra, it is an early generation plant that first successfully demonstrated the construction and commissioning of eSolar tower technologies outside the United States, built entirely by local labor, and is currently operated and maintained by ACME proving the simplicity of the design. The heliostat field was constructed without the need for any special tools, lifts or cranes. The heaviest piece (about one square meter heliostat mirror) could easily be handled by two persons for installation.  eSolar provided the heliostats, control software, servers and limited supervision of the installation and commissioning of the plant.


Bikaner site – just after completion