Weekly Update - Solar Roofs : JREDA Aims 5MW Solar Rooftops Power Target This Year, 150 MW of Group Captive Solar Projects To Be Developed By CleanMax Solar In Haryana & more...

JREDA Aims 5MW Solar Rooftops Power Target This Year.

The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA), a unit of the state energy department, has set an ambitious target of generating 5 megawatt green energy annually through its Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Programme.As per the JREDA official, 100 solar rooftop units were set up in residential/commercial areas across the state, with the majority of the chunk being in Ranchi.

150 MW of Group Captive Solar Projects To Be Developed By CleanMax Solar In Haryana.

CleanMax Solar, a leading rooftop solar developer, has initiated the process for setting up 150 MW of solar group captive projects to supply power to corporates in the state of Haryana.The company has received its approval from the Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) and also an in-principle feasibility approval from the state transmission company, Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (HVPNL).

CleanMax Solar will be investing ₹6 billion (~$86.4 million) to develop the 150 MW solar PV farm in Sirsa district of Haryana on a stretch of 600 acres. This investment is in line with CleanMax Solar’s mission to strengthen its network of private solar farms across the country. The solar farm is expected to abate 185,000 tons of carbon emissions on an annual basis.

Mumbai School To Set Up Solar Rooftop Project Of 103KW.

Suntuity Renewable Energy India, a part of U.S.-based Suntuity Group, has announced the commissioning of a 103kW solar rooftop project at Blossom High School in South Mumbai.

The rooftop solar energy system will offset the school’s electricity by approximately 96% and is expected to pay back in three-and-a-half to four years.Suntuity installs over 4,000 residential solar systems every year in the U.S. The group is currently working on delivering micro grid solutions in Southeast Asia and the Caribbean that operate autonomously from the utility grid.

Solar Rooftops To Be Set Up On Non-Residential Buildings of Bhakra Beas Management Board.

Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) in its overall plan to produce green energy has taken-up installation of grid connected rooftop solar PV projects on the roofs of its non-residential buildings offices.

BBMB has already commissioned 435 kWp Rooftop Solar Power Plants at Chandigarh, Jamalpur, Jalandhar, Narela and Punjabi Bagh in New Delhi.

BBMB has further commissioned four grid connected Roof-top Solar Projects at 31 non-residential buildings with total installed capacity of 950kWp at Ganguwal (100 kWp) and at Nangal.Besides installation of more rooftop PV plants on the sub-station and non-residential buildings, installation of 4 MWp ground mounted solar PV plant at Nangal & Talwara and 15 MWp floating solar PV plant at Nangal has also been taken in hand. 

Encourage Capital’s Fund For Indian Rooftop Segment Closes at $40 Mn.

Encourage Capital, LLC, an impact investment asset manager and advisory firm, has announced the first closing of a new private equity fund, Encourage Solar Finance, L.P. at $40 million. The fund will invest in Indian specialised financial institutions that can develop and scale commercial rooftop solar finance solutions for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).

Prominent mission-aligned investors have participated in the first closing, including KfW, Capricorn Investment Group, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Jeremy and Hannelore Grantham Environment Trust and the Sant Foundation.

Delhi Legislative Assembly Installs 100 kW Solar Rooftop.

The Delhi Legislative Assembly building has gone green with the recent installation of a 100 kW rooftop solar system.The cost of the solar project installation is estimated to be ₹735,000.  It is expected to save Delhi assembly nearly ₹1 million in electricity bill on an annual basis. The lifespan of the solar project is expected to be 25 years.

Delhi government has taken several steps in the past months to increase the adoption of renewable energy in the region in order to combat the toxic air quality and make the national capital more sustainable.



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