Statkraft BLP commissions large “in-campus” solar power plant in India
01.06.2018 | news
The 5 MWp solar park will generate 7,500 MWh renewable energy per year.
Statkraft BLP Solar Solutions (SBSS), one of the leading customer-focused solar solutions provider and independent power producers in India, has inaugurated a 5 MWp solar power project at SRF Ltd’s manufacturing plant in Gummidipoondi, Tamil Nadu, India.
The project is one of the largest in-campus solar power projects in the state of Tamil Nadu and will reduce the customer’s electricity costs and CO2 emissions significantly. The solar park is estimated to generate 7,500 MWh of renewable energy per year.
“We are proud to have set up one of the largest “in-campus” solar projects in Tamil Nadu, providing a high quality solar solution for SRF Limited. This will further enhance our position as a unique service provider in the solar sector, and is another step to contribute to reach India’s renewable energy targets by 2022”, says Tejpreet S. Chopra, CEO of Statkraft BLP Solar Solutions.
The solar park is a milestone project for SBSS where innovative design helped overcome technical challenges faced to set up such a large project within an operating factory. The project has also been completed with an excellent HSE record.
“Solar power production is going to show two digit growth rates on a global scale. India has ambitious plans and potential to leap-frog into distributed energy thereby reducing energy costs and helping the environment,” says SVP New Markets, Torsten Amelung.
Statkraft BLP Solar Solutions has previously commissi, oned several roof-top and ground mounted projects, including a 5 MWp open access solar plant in Tumkur District, Karnataka.
About SRF Ltd
SRF Limited is a chemical based multi-business entity engaged in the manufacturing of industrial and specialty intermediates. The company’s diversified business portfolio covers Technical Textiles, Fluor chemicals, Specialty Chemicals, Packaging Films and Engineering Plastics. The company has 12 manufacturing plants in India, two in Thailand, and one in South Africa, and exports its products to more than 75 countries.
Statkraft BLP Solar Solutions Private Limited (SBSS) is a joint venture between Statkraft and Bharat Light and Power. SBSS has been set up for developing solar projects in India with focus towards serving industrial and commercial customers. SBSS also provides a variety of financing structures, whereby consumers can convert their solar CAPEX into an attractive per unit cost of solar energy, enabling consumers to reduce their carbon footprint and lower energy costs.