Artha Energy Resources (AER) has started the expansion work on its 165 KW rooftop solar power plant in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Further, the current capacity of the solar rooftop power plant stood at 100.4 KW which has been active since February 2019 while 64.5 KW will now be added under the expansion project.
October 30, 2020. By Manu Tayal
Artha Energy Resources (AER) has started the expansion work on its 165 KW rooftop solar power plant in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
Further, the current capacity of the solar rooftop power plant stood at 100.4 KW which has been active since February 2019 while 64.5 KW will now be added under the expansion project.
The expansion work for the solar rooftop project is for an auto component manufacturer based in Aurangabad, Maharashtra and is expected to be completed by December 1, 2020.
As part of the expansion work Longi 430 Wp Half-cut Mono PERC Modules with Sungrow 50 KW inverter will be installed.
Currently, at 100.4 KW the plant generates around 1.5 lakh units annually. With the completion of expanded capacity of 64.5 KW, Artha Energy calculated that, post expansion the power plant is expected to generate 2.5 Lakh units of electricity annually at maximum efficiency. This means that the expansion will cut down on 177 metric tons of carbon emissions annually. This offset is equivalent to planting approximately 886 trees a year.
With this new installation the auto component manufacturer is expected to save around 17.5 lakh rupees per year considering a tariff of 7 rupees per unit.
Commenting on the expansion of the project, Animesh Damani, Managing Partner, Artha Energy Resources said, “we are delighted to start the expansion work; it is a good feeling when a client comes back to you and wants to expand their solar capacity. This gives us a major boast in the quality of work we do and the output we promise to deliver to our clients. The expansion work is a testimony of how industrial units can utilize its space and save on costs by adopting solar. The addition of new capacity will help our client meet its growing demand for energy at the same time cut down on energy costs.”
By 2023 the company is planning to add around 30 MW of assets from solar. It owns few windmills in the states of Rajasthan and Maharashtra. By the next couple of years, the company aims to achieve 80% of its capacity coming from solar power and 90% of its industrial project clients are from pharma, automobiles and FMCG while on the commercial front - hotels, malls and corporate houses of large companies form its clientele. Apart from rooftop solar the company has been active in operation of greenfield and brownfield projects as well.
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