Vikram Solar commissions its first rooftop solar project in the Indian defence sector


Vikram Solar, one of India’s leading module manufacturer and a prominent rooftop solar and EPC solutions provider commissioned a 350 KW solar power project at Gun and Shell Factory (GSF) in Cossipore, Kolkata through roof-top installations. This is the first project that has been commissioned by Vikram Solar in the Defence Sector. GSF Cossipore is a unit of the Ordnance Factories Board that manufactures special equipment for the Indian Army. The project is spread across 4180 sq. Meter of roof top area that has 1130 modules powering five different buildings. The solar installation is expected to save 430 Metric Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide emissions.

Senior General Manager, GSF, mentioned, “Vikram Solar’s Rooftop EPC portfolio is vast and impressive and we are happy to associate with them and be part of the green energy drive. We felt responsible for the betterment of the environment and thus contributed to a sustainable future, wherein Vikram Solar has helped us in fulfilling this in a cost effective manner. Despite stringent procedures and safety rules for entering and working inside the GSF premises and restrictions on work timings, the project development was carried out smoothly and as per all quality and execution compliances. I insist, that Vikram Solar assesses the feasibility of solar installations on various metal sheets and concrete roofs within the GSF premises for further capacity addition”.

Neha Agrawal, Head-Corporate Strategy & Rooftop Business, Vikram Solar, shared on the occasion, “This is indeed a very prestigious project for us. Since we knew that there might be challenges inside GSF, we meticulously planned the operation keeping the guidelines in mind. Our strategic superiority, innovative technological approach, and cumulative experience led us to complete the project as per GSF compliances, upholding quality and performance commitment.”

She also added, “Vikram Solar has a prestigious ~60MW (Commissioned + Under execution) Rooftop EPC portfolio comprising of government clients such as ISRO, IOCL, SBI, WBSEDCL, and AAI; whereas private sector solar enthusiasts from SL Group, IMFA, Century Ply, KBL, and Anmol Biscuits, among many others have further strengthened our resolve. India’s first Floating Solar Plant, done by Vikram Solar in Kolkata, also resonates our commitment towards innovation and social commitment. Today,  it is fair to state that we are one of the leading companies, contributing to the solar revolution in the country.”