Technique Solaire commissions its first rooftop solar power plant in India


French developer Technique Solaire Group today announced that its Indian arm JLTM Energy India has commissioned part of its 675 kW AC rooftop solar PV plant installed at the Goa Institute of Management (GIM) campus in Goa.

This project in North Goa benefits from a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with GIM. The PPA was signed on October 23, 2020.

As per the contract, GIM will purchase all the energy produced by the solar panels on the roof of its building. It can feed the unused excess energy into the grid.

The Goa plant is Technique Solaire’s first private PPA-based project in India, and also happens to be its first rooftop project in the nation. Its local subsidiary JLTM has already commissioned a 27 MW ground-mounted project in Maharashtra and a 5.5 MW plant in Uttarakhand.

“A lot of time was spent on planning this project, but the execution was done very fast. There were multiple challenges because of distributed roofs and maintaining the aesthetics of the beautiful GIM campus, but the support from the Goa Institute of Management and Goa Electricity Department was exemplary. This project reaffirms Technique Solaire’s commitment to the Indian solar sector,” said Manu Bishnoi, director of Technique Solaire India (JLTM).

In Goa, more than 90% of rooftop solar installations are under the net metering scheme, which allows consumers to feed the surplus electricity generated by the solar plant into the grid and get an equivalent amount on their bill.

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