Chinese solar module manufacturer Suntech has supplied Adani Power, India, with 36,470 modules for development of a 9.3-megawatt peak solar power project in Mundra, Gujarat.
The solar project is expected to generate 13 GWh of electricity annually, which would be adequate to meet the electricity requirements of about 32,000 households in Mundra.
The project has been completed and connected to the grid. And it is expected to prevent emission of approximately 11,000 tons of greenhouse gases annually.
Adani has announced plans to develop 5,000 megawatts of solar power projects in Gujarat. It already has a 40-megawatt plant in operation at Bitta in the state.
The company also plans to develop solar power projects in Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan (5,000 MW) and Jharkhand (10,000 MW).
In Tamil Nadu, the Adani has signed an MoU for setting up a Rs 4,536 crore solar power project in Ramanathapuram district. The group will be setting up five solar power units with a total capacity of 648-MW across that state.
Gujarat has been a leading renewable energy developer in India particularly in solar installations. Of the 3,003 megawatts of commissioned photovoltaic capacity across India, Gujarat holds approximately 929 MW. The state has 3,200 megawatts of rooftop solar capacity alone.
Ajith Kumar S