SunSource Energy Bags Floating Solar + BESS Project in Andaman and Nicobar

Once commissioned, it will be one of the country’s largest floating + storage project in Andaman, the company claimed.

November 20, 2020. By Manu Tayal


Noida-headquartered solar energy developer SunSource Energy has secured an order to develop a floating solar project along with Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in Andaman and Nicobar.

Under this project, the company will have to develop a 4 MWac grid connected floating solar photovoltaic (PV) power project and a 2 MW/1 MWh BESS, and is expected to reduce the existing reliance on diesel in the region.

Once commissioned, it will be one of the country’s largest floating + storage project in Andaman, the company claimed.

Further, the project will be situated at the Reservoir of Kalpong river, Kalpong Hydroelectric Project (KHEP) Dam, Diglipur, North Andaman, a District of Andaman and Nicobar Islands which will power the island that will significantly power the entire region, thus increasing power reliability.

In order to reduce the dependency on diesel for electricity, which is getting a price hike every now and then, adapting to solar will be a huge boon which will lead to even higher energy cost savings and contribution to a sustainable future.

For this project, the company will sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) for 25 years with Electricity Department, Andaman and Nicobar administration (A&NA.

The company also claimed that, this first-ever floating solar + storage project in India is expected to offset 8,112 tonnes of CO2 annually.

Commenting on the significant project win for the company, Kushagra Nandan, President and Co-Founder of SunSource Energy, said, quoted PTI that, “with renewable energy taking centre stage in all discussions pertaining to reduction of carbon footprint, SunSource Energy is totally committed towards supporting the government mission with its expertise in the solar segment.”

“This project win is yet another step in our nation’s climate change promise to the world as well as enabling our nation’s Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan,” commented Adarsh Das, CEO and Co-Founder of SunSource Energy.

SunSource is an investee of the Neev Fund – a private equity firm backed by State Bank of India (SBI) and UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).

Recently, it had won one solar plus storage project in Lakshadweep that will supply clean and stable solar power to the islands.

Meanwhile, the company is having a varied client base including large commercial and industrial, manufacturing, oil companies, along with airports, education institutes, textile companies, warehouses etc.

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