Greentech Lead India: Mahindra City Developers and
Mahindra EPC Services announced the commissioning of a 75 KW Rooftop solar
plant at Mahindra City, Chennai. The solar system is expected to generate about
116,000 units (kWh) of clean energy annually and offset 60 tons of carbon
The system, installed on the roof top of a commercial
complex in Mahindra City, will be resulting in significant savings in the
electricity charge and diesel consumption. This plant is a part of the
Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) policy for off-grid systems.
“We plan to play a larger role in Off-Grid systems and
bridge the last mile gap in the country. Along with rooftops, we are also working
closely to solarise telecom towers and power IT centres,” said Vish Palekar,
business head, Cleantech Ventures, Mahindra Partners.
Mahindra EPC, a subsidiary of Mahindra Solar, was the
Engineering, Procurement and Construction(EPC) contractor of this project,
according to a report in Hindu BusinessLine.
The off-grid division, setup under Cleantech Ventures, a
division of Mahindra Partners, the Mahindra EPC business (MEPC), provides
turnkey services to build large-scale grid-connected solar power plants and
rooftop solutions for developers and commercial organizations.
Mahindra City is a PPP between the Mahindra Group and
TIDCO, a Tamil Nadu Government undertaking, which has established an integrated
business city. Exports from the three sector-specific SEZs were more than Rs
3,500 crore in 2011.