Gautam Solar supplies 60 MW PV panels for PM KUSUM Scheme


Gautam Solar announced today it has delivered 60 MW of high-efficiency, indigenously manufactured solar panels for installations under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) Yojana.

Gautam Solar offers half-cut mono PERC PV modules based on M10-sized cells and a 10-busbar design. The modules feature multi-busbar technology to minimize electrical losses and round ribbon connectors for improved light utilization. Bifacial variants enable power generation from both sides.

Gautam Solar is in the process of expanding its solar module capacity to 2 GWp this calendar year and to 5 GWp in FY 2025-26 with the addition of a new fully automated facility in Bhiwani, Haryana.

Under PM KUSUM Scheme, farmers can set up solar plants on their barren or uncultivable agriculture land and sell the electricity generated to the local Discom. Agriculture land is also permitted under this scheme provided that solar plants are installed in slit fashion (i.e. raised structure for installation of solar panels) and with adequate spacing between panel rows for ensuring that farming activity is not affected. The farmers can opt for developing the solar plant through developers or even through local DISCOM.

Under the Scheme, individual farmers are also provided financial support to install standalone solar agriculture pumps for replacement of existing diesel agriculture pumps/irrigation systems in off-grid areas, where grid supply is not available. Similarly, individual farmers having grid-connected agriculture pumps are supported to solarize their pumps. The farmer can use the generated solar power to meet the irrigation needs and sell the excess solar power to DISCOMs at a pre-fixed tariff.


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