Displacing fossil fuels in India

This Solar Power project in Gujarat reduces CO2 emissions by 24,520 tonnes annually. 

India has had a strong economic performance in the last years, reducing poverty levels. but the gains have been uneven, and there are still many challenges that remain. They aim to become a high-middle income country by 2030 and is expected to grow well over 7 percent per year, according to the World Bank. They state that “Indias ability to achieve rapid, sustainable development will have profound implications for the world”, referring to the carbon footprint of this growth. 

Social benefits

This is why CHOOOSE help their members support projects like The Solar Photovoltaic Power Project in Gujarat. The power grid system of India, NEWNE, relies predominantly on fossil fuels, especially coal. Therefore, it is crucial to facilitate ways of producing clean energy. The project has economic, environmental, technological and social benefits. 

The main purpose is to generate a clean form of electricity through renewable solar energy source. The estimated emissions reductions are at 24,520 tonnes of CO2 annually. 

Not only does this initiative generate opportunities and employment in the region, it also improves infrastructure and promote business due to the improvement in electricity generation capacity of the grid. 

Thin film technology

The project activity involves installations of 15 MW solar photovoltaic technology based power project in Village-Wadgam, Tehsil-Khambat in Anand District in the state of Gujarat. The project is using thin film CdTe technology for its 15 MW project. 

The Solar power system is designed with a number of sub main plants and solar PV arrays. Solar grid connected inverters of suitable capacity are used.