CSIR-NCL signs power purchase agreement under RESCO model

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 6 September 2018

“This power purchase agreement will continue for 25 years and the annual savings will be Rs 40 lakh on electricity bills. This Roof Top Solar Power plant installation will reduce 500 tonnes of carbon dioxide emission per annum. The solar PV panels will be installed before the end of next month,” said Director AK Nangia.

PUNE: CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune has signed a Power Purchase Agreement with Cleanmax Enviro Energy Solutions Pvt Ltd for power generation.

With this power plant, about 6.4 lakh (KWh) units will be generated annually. The electricity generated from the RT PV Solar power system will be supplied to CSIR-NCL energy grid. “This power purchase agreement will continue for 25 years and the annual savings will be Rs 40 lakh on electricity bills. This Roof Top Solar Power plant installation will reduce 500 tonnes of carbon dioxide emission per annum. The solar PV panels will be installed before the end of next month,” said Director AK Nangia.

PV Solar Panels will be installed on eight buildings of CSIR-NCL laboratories and offices. The total estimated capacity of the RT Solar Power plant is 430 KWp. For installing this power plant, about 5,160 square metres area of roof tops of buildings will be used.

Nangia said reducing the carbon footprint and dependence on conventional fossil fuel energy sources is a necessity for sustainable development and a switch to solar panels is one way to mitigate the load on energy grid as part of CSIR-NCL efforts towards renewable energy harvesting.

Andrew Hines, Co-founder, Energy Solutions said, “As the industry leader in rooftop solar solutions for corporates, we see a fantastic opportunity to help government and institutional clients to go solar. We are honoured to help CSIR-NCL achieve its sustainability goals and cost savings at the same time.”

CSIR-NCL is installing a Roof Top (RT) Photo Voltaic (PV) Solar Power plant at CSIR–NCL in Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO) model of Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) subsidy scheme of Government of India.

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