Mahindra Susten has claimed that a 2.2 MW solar array is the largest solar rooftop plant commissioned in Rajasthan, and one of the largest in India covering over 200,000 square feet.
The project is set to generate 3.2 million kWh energy per year for Sutlej Textiles and Industries Ltd (STIL) spinning unit at Bhawanimandi, located in the Jhalawar district, 115 km south of Kota, Rajasthan.
STIL is a leading manufacturer of value-added synthetic, natural and blended spun yarns, weaving, and processing of home furnishing textile products.
The result of the use of non-conventional renewable energy will not only be a reduction of manufacturing costs, but will also deliver more competitive product prices on the market, while making the best use of currently idle and unused rooftop space.
After the completion of the first phase of the project, Manoj John, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, STIL, reaffirmed the company’s commitment to renewables. Moreover, he voiced that since electricity is a limited resource, with many locations in vital need of it, the company has taken a necessary step forward in helping the government in generating power for those who need it.
According to the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), India’s largest grid-connected solar rooftop plant is 7.52 MW at Dera Beas, located in the Amritsar district, Punjab.
Currently, Mahindra Susten has 1,625 MW solar projects at various stages of execution.
Author: Frederic Brown