Rajasthan-based EPC provider SunAlpha Energy has announced it has installed around 12 MW solar capacity for the food processing sector to date. The PV plants cover more than 12 lakh square feet of roof space and save more than INR 12 crore per year for these clients.
SunAlpha Energy aims to exceed 30 MW of installed PV capacity for the food processing sector by the end of this fiscal (FY2020-21), enabling the clients to save at least INR 30 crore per year. It will also be targeting food storage units.
Speaking to pv magazine, SunAlpha Energy co-founder and director Puneet Goyal said, “In FY 20-21 3.5 MW has been installed till date. Of the 30 MW target, 12 MW is installed, 9 MW is under construction and and another 9 MW is under different stages of financial closure.”
About the solar potential in food processing sector, he added, “The increasing population [demanding increase in production to feed the population] and high cost of fuels have created opportunities for using alternative energies for post-harvest processing of foods. Food processing has an important role in linking Indian farmers to consumers in the domestic and international markets. The industry engages approximately 18.50 lakh people in around 39,748 registered units. There are over 18 food parks across 14 states to assist in increasing investments in the food sector.”
SunAlpha Energy’s target customers are wheat and flour, edible oils and spice processing facilities.
In November last year, to make solar power adoption easier on the pocket for homes and small businesses, SunAlpha Energy launched Easy EMI (equated monthly installment) financing facility for rooftop solar power plants.
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