Azure Power, a leading Indian solar power company, today inaugurated a 10 MW solar rooftop power plant in Mohali, Punjab. This is one of the country’slargest grid-connected solar rooftop projects. The event was graced by Hon'ble Minister for New & Renewable Energy, Punjab, Bikram Singh Majithia and Hon'ble Agriculture Minister, Punjab, S. Tota Singh. Also, the ceremony was commemorated in the presence of Azure Power’s senior leadership including Mr. HS Wadhwa, COO and Mr. Preet Sandhu, Co-founder, Azure Power. The 10 MW solar rooftop project is spread across eight locations in the state of Punjab. The electricity generated by the plant will be sold to Punjab State Power Corporation Limited at a tariff of INR 7.59 kWh for a period of 25 years. Azure Power currently maintains a leading position in the state of Punjab. Starting from a 2MW project in 2009 in Awan, Azure Power has expanded its total solar portfolio to 225 MW in the state, currently making it the largest owner and operator of solar power plants in Punjab. The Punjab government’s support through various solar policies under Punjab Energy Development Agency have facilitated in the implementation of these projects. Commenting at the inauguration Inderpreet Wadhwa, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Azure Power stated “We are delighted to make this contribution towards the realization of our Hon’ble Prime Minister’s commitment towards clean and green energy, through solar power generation. Azure Power’s strong track record of executing projects in Punjab, is a testament to our efficiency and reliability as a solar power producer. Our sincere gratitude to the State of Punjab, for all the cooperation and support extended” Commenting on the occasion, the Hon'ble Minister for New & Renewable Energy, Bikram Singh Majithia said, “Azure Power was the first to commission a solar power plant in the state of Punjab in 2009. Since then the company has commissioned over eight projects and hence has supported Punjab state’s renewable energy targets.” Azure Power has the longest operating history of solar power plants across various states in India. The company currently has a total solar portfolio of 1GW+ and has the largest operating solar power project under the National Solar Mission, a 100 MW plant in Rajasthan.
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News published on 10 / 08 / 2016 by Rashmi Nargundkar