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Committed to our goal of providing green & clean energy solutions to our corporate & industrial partners, we have installed 470+ solar power plants across India with a rooftop solar capacity of over 200+ MWp across the country, helping abate 288,000 tonnes of CO2 and providing green energy to our clients across diverse sectors – from Government, Manufacturing, Automotive, Education, Real Estate, Pharmaceuticals, Food & Beverages and IT/ITES.

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Project size: 576 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: MONO Crystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Auto & Auto ancillaries
Commissioned on: 2019
CO2 Abated: 829 Tonnes
Trees saved: 13,714
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576 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

Battery Manufacturer, Rajangaon

Project size: 1,324 kWp
Roof type: RCC + Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Auto & Auto ancillaries
Commissioned on: 2019
CO2 Abated: 1,907 Tonnes
Trees saved: 28,606
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1,324 kWp, RCC + Metal Rooftop Installation

Automotive Component Manufacturer, Pondicherry

Project size: 6,000 kWp
Roof type: Metal + RCC + Ground Mount
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Infrastructure
Commissioned on: 2018
CO2 Abated: 8,640 Tonnes
Trees saved: 142,864
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6,000 kWp, RCC+Metal Rooftop and Ground Mount Installation

Chennai Metro Rail Limited, Chennai

Project size: 351 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Education
Commissioned on: 2018
CO2 Abated: 505 Tonnes
Trees saved: 8,358
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351 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

Central University of Tamil Nadu, Chennai

Project size: 1,420 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Textiles
Commissioned on: 2018
CO2 Abated: 2,045 Tonnes
Trees saved: 33,811
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1,420 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

Textile Manufacturer, Kolkata

Project size: 1,112 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop and Ground Mount
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Education
Commissioned on: 2018
CO2 Abated: 1,601 Tonnes
Trees saved: 26,466
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1,112 kWp, RCC Rooftop and Ground Mount Installation

Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow

Project size: 2,000 kWp
Roof type: RCC + Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Government
Commissioned on: 2018
CO2 Abated: 2,880 Tonnes
Trees saved: 47,621
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2,000 kWp, RCC + Metal Rooftop Installation

Hindustan Shipyard Limited, Vishakapatnam

Project size: 650 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Education
Commissioned on: 2018
CO2 Abated: 936 Tonnes
Trees saved: 15,477
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650 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

Banda University of Agriculture and Technology, Banda

Project size: 195 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Education
Commissioned on: 2018
CO2 Abated: 281 Tonnes
Trees saved: 4,643
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195 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

Dr. Panjabrao Krishi Vidyapith, Akola

Project size: 250 kWp
Roof type: Ground Mount
Module type: POLY PERC
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Infrastructure
Commissioned on: 2018
CO2 Abated: 360 Tonnes
Trees saved: 5,953
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250 kWp, Ground Mount Installation

For a Engineering company, Karad

Project size: 1,200 kWp
Roof type: RCC + Metal Rooftop
Module type: POLYCRYSTALLINE + POLY PERC
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Auto & Auto ancillaries
Commissioned on: 2018
CO2 Abated: 1,728 Tonnes
Trees saved: 28,573
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1,200 kWp, RCC + Metal Rooftop Installation

Automobile Manufacturer, Noida

Project size: 800 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Food & Beverage
Commissioned on: 2018
CO2 Abated: 1,152 Tonnes
Trees saved: 19,049
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800 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

United Breweries Ltd, Kothlapur/Mallepally

Project size: 726 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Government
Commissioned on: 2018
CO2 Abated: 1,045 Tonnes
Trees saved: 17,279
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726 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

Mandoli Jail, Delhi

Project size: 493 kWp
Roof type: Ground Mount
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Education
Commissioned on: 2018
CO2 Abated: 710 Tonnes
Trees saved: 11,739
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493 kWp, Ground Mount Installation

Amity University, Jaipur

Project size: 176 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Education
Commissioned on: 2018
CO2 Abated: 253 Tonnes
Trees saved: 4,179
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176 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

Akkamahadevi Woman's University, Bijapur

Project size: 247 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Education
Commissioned on: 2018
CO2 Abated: 356 Tonnes
Trees saved: 5,881
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247 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar

Project size: 136 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Education
Commissioned on: 2018
CO2 Abated: 196 Tonnes
Trees saved: 3,238
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136 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bengaluru

Project size: 416 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Real Estate
Commissioned on: 2018
CO2 Abated: 599 Tonnes
Trees saved: 9,905
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416 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

For a Mall, Ahmedabad

Project size: 601 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Manufacturing
Commissioned on: 2017
CO2 Abated: 865 Tonnes
Trees saved: 14,310
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601 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

Knorr Bremse, Hinjewadi

Project size: 915 kWp
Roof type: RCC + Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Manufacturing
Commissioned on: 2017
CO2 Abated: 1,318 Tonnes
Trees saved: 21,787
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915 kWp, RCC + Metal Rooftop Installation

Power and Industrial equipments Manufacturer, Nashik

Project size: 384 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Food & Beverage
Commissioned on: 2017
CO2 Abated: 553 Tonnes
Trees saved: 9,143
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384 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

United Breweries Ltd, Taloja

Project size: 704 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Food & Beverage
Commissioned on: 2017
CO2 Abated: 1,014 Tonnes
Trees saved: 16,763
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704 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

United Breweries Ltd, Aurangabad

Project size: 302 kWp
Roof type: RCC + Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Auto & Auto ancillaries
Commissioned on: 2017
CO2 Abated: 435 Tonnes
Trees saved: 7,191
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302 kWp, RCC + Metal Rooftop Installation

Automotive Component Manufacturer, Pune

Project size: 648 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Auto & Auto ancillaries
Commissioned on: 2017
CO2 Abated: 933 Tonnes
Trees saved: 15,429
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648 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

Automotive Component Manufacturer, Chennai

Project size: 77 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Education
Commissioned on: 2017
CO2 Abated: 111 Tonnes
Trees saved: 1,829
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77 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installtion

Laxmibai College, Delhi

Project size: 71 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Government
Commissioned on: 2017
CO2 Abated: 101 Tonnes
Trees saved: 1,676
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71 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installtion

MOES - National Research Centre for Grapes, Pune

Project size: 138 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Tourism
Commissioned on: 2017
CO2 Abated: 199 Tonnes
Trees saved: 3,286
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138 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

Delhi Haat, Delhi

Project size: 1,650 kWp
Roof type: RCC + Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Real Estate
Commissioned on: 2017
CO2 Abated: 2,376 Tonnes
Trees saved: 39,288
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1,650 kWp, RCC + Metal Rooftop Installation

Viviana Mall, Thane

Project size: 3,100 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Education
Commissioned on: 2017
CO2 Abated: 4,464 Tonnes
Trees saved: 73,813
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3,100 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

Project size: 256 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Manufacturing
Commissioned on: 2017
CO2 Abated: 369 Tonnes
Trees saved: 6,096
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256 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

VULKAN India, Pune

Project size: 992 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Engineering
Commissioned on: 2017
CO2 Abated: 1,428 Tonnes
Trees saved: 23,620
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992 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

TMEIC, Bangalore

Project size: 376 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Government
Commissioned on: 2017
CO2 Abated: 541 Tonnes
Trees saved: 8,953
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376 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

KIOCL Ltd, Mangalore

Project size: 124 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Government
Commissioned on: 2016
CO2 Abated: 179 Tonnes
Trees saved: 2,953
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124 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installtion

Central Public Works Department, Belapur

Project size: 148 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Government
Commissioned on: 2016
CO2 Abated: 213 Tonnes
Trees saved: 3,524
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148 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

Central Public Works Department, Pune

Project size: 1,040 kWp
Roof type: Ground Mount
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Food & Beverage
Commissioned on: 2016
CO2 Abated: 1,498 Tonnes
Trees saved: 24,753
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1,040 kWp, Ground Mount Installation

Spirits Company, Nashik

Project size: 100 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Auto & Auto ancillaries
Commissioned on: 2016
CO2 Abated: 144 Tonnes
Trees saved: 2,381
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100 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

Autmotive Component Manufacturer, Bawal

Project size: 1,002 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Manufacturing
Commissioned on: 2016
CO2 Abated: 1,443 Tonnes
Trees saved: 23,858
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1,002 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

Tile Manufacturer, Alwar

Project size: 302 kWp
Roof type: Carport
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Auto & Auto ancillaries
Commissioned on: 2016
CO2 Abated: 432 Tonnes
Trees saved: 7,143
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302 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

Automobile Manufacturer, Igatpuri, Nashik

Project size: 1,500 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Education
Commissioned on: 2016
CO2 Abated: 2,160 Tonnes
Trees saved: 35,716
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1,500 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Banaras

Project size: 45 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Pharmaceutical
Commissioned on: 2016
CO2 Abated: 65 Tonnes
Trees saved: 1,071
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45 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

Alkem Laboratories Ltd, Taloja

Project size: 3,200 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Auto & Auto ancillaries
Commissioned on: 2016
CO2 Abated: 4,608 Tonnes
Trees saved: 76,194
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3,200 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

Automobile Manufacturer, Pune

Project size: 731 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Engineering
Commissioned on: 2016
CO2 Abated: 1,053 Tonnes
Trees saved: 17,406
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731 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

Konecranes, Pune

Project size: 1,015 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Education
Commissioned on: 2016
CO2 Abated: 1,462 Tonnes
Trees saved: 24,168
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1,015 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal

Project size: 582 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Real Estate
Commissioned on: 2015
CO2 Abated: 838 Tonnes
Trees saved: 13,858
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582 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

Real Estate Developer, Chennai

Project size: 550 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Engineering
Commissioned on: 2015
CO2 Abated: 792 Tonnes
Trees saved: 13,096
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550 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

For a Industrial Solutions company, Chakan

Project size: 98 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Auto & Auto ancillaries
Commissioned on: 2015
CO2 Abated: 141 Tonnes
Trees saved: 2,333
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98 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

Automotive Component Manufacturer, Hosur

Project size: 140 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Education
Commissioned on: 2015
CO2 Abated: 202 Tonnes
Trees saved: 3,333
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140 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad

Project size: 211 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Real Estate
Commissioned on: 2015
CO2 Abated: 304 Tonnes
Trees saved: 5,024
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211 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

Real Estate Developer, Jaipur

Project size: 250 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Manufacturing
Commissioned on: 2015
CO2 Abated: 360 Tonnes
Trees saved: 5,953
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250 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

For a Manufacturing company, Hyderabad

Project size: 1,000 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: Central inverters
Industry type: Manufacturing
Commissioned on: 2015
CO2 Abated: 1,440 Tonnes
Trees saved: 23,811
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1,000 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

Asahi India Glass Ltd, Chennai

Project size: 265 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Auto & Auto ancillaries
Commissioned on: 2015
CO2 Abated: 382 Tonnes
Trees saved: 6,310
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265 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

Autmotive Component Manufacturer, Hosur

Project size: 500 kWp
Roof type: Ground Mount
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Food & Beverage
Commissioned on: 2015
CO2 Abated: 720 Tonnes
Trees saved: 11,905
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500 kWp, Ground Mount Installation

Food & Beverage Manufactuerer, Theni

Project size: 471 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Food & Beverage
Commissioned on: 2015
CO2 Abated: 678 Tonnes
Trees saved: 11,211
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471 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

Carlsberg India Pvt, Alwar

Project size: 800 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Education
Commissioned on: 2015
CO2 Abated: 1,152 Tonnes
Trees saved: 19,049
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800 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Jaipur

Project size: 1,067 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Manufacturing
Commissioned on: 2015
CO2 Abated: 1,536 Tonnes
Trees saved: 25,398
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1,067 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

NBC Bearings, Jaipur

Project size: 434 kWp
Roof type: Ground Mount
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Manufacturing
Commissioned on: 2015
CO2 Abated: 625 Tonnes
Trees saved: 10,318
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434 kWp, Ground Mount Installation

NBC Bearings, Newai

Project size: 100 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Education
Commissioned on: 2015
CO2 Abated: 144 Tonnes
Trees saved: 2,381
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100 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

Agharkar Research Institute, Pune

Project size: 1,030 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: Central inverters
Industry type: Manufacturing
Commissioned on: 2015
CO2 Abated: 1,483 Tonnes
Trees saved: 24,525
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1,030 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

Glass Manufacturer, Taloja

Project size: 403 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Food & Beverage
Commissioned on: 2015
CO2 Abated: 580 Tonnes
Trees saved: 9,596
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403 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

Carlsberg India Pvt. Ltd, Daruhera

Project size: 50 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Manufacturing
Commissioned on: 2015
CO2 Abated: 72 Tonnes
Trees saved: 1,191
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50 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

NBC Bearings, Manesar

Project size: 503 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Infrastructure
Commissioned on: 2015
CO2 Abated: 724 Tonnes
Trees saved: 11,977
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503 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

Kempegowda International Airport, Karnataka

Project size: 3,756 kWp
Roof type: Ground Mount
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: Central inverters
Industry type: IT/ITES
Commissioned on: 2015
CO2 Abated: 5,409 Tonnes
Trees saved: 89,433
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3,756 kWp, Ground Mount Installation

IT/ITES, Pune

Project size: 140 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Education
Commissioned on: 2015
CO2 Abated: 202 Tonnes
Trees saved: 3,333
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140 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Bengaluru

Project size: 220 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Manufacturing
Commissioned on: 2015
CO2 Abated: 317 Tonnes
Trees saved: 5,238
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220 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

NBC Bearings, Vadodara

Project size: 2,050 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Auto & Auto ancillaries
Commissioned on: 2015
CO2 Abated: 2,952 Tonnes
Trees saved: 48,812
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2,050 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

Tata Motors, Sanand

Project size: 250 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: IT/ITES
Commissioned on: 2014
CO2 Abated: 360 Tonnes
Trees saved: 5,953
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250 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

IT/ITES, Chennai

Project size: 625 kWp
Roof type: Metal + RCC + Ground Mount
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: IT/ITES
Commissioned on: 2014
CO2 Abated: 900 Tonnes
Trees saved: 14,882
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625 kWp, RCC+Metal Rooftop and Ground Mount Installation

IT/ITES, Delhi

Project size: 700 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Education
Commissioned on: 2014
CO2 Abated: 1,008 Tonnes
Trees saved: 16,667
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700 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

Project size: 948 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Manufacturing
Commissioned on: 2014
CO2 Abated: 1,365 Tonnes
Trees saved: 22,573
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948 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

SKF India Ltd, Bengaluru

Project size: 100 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Manufacturing
Commissioned on: 2013
CO2 Abated: 144 Tonnes
Trees saved: 2,381
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100 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

SKF India Ltd, Pune

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Frequently Asked Questions
Typically, a 100 kWp solar power plant could be set up in 1000 sq. metres.
The amount of energy produced depends on different factors like capacity of the solar power plant installed, amount of solar radiation received, efficiency of solar panels used etc. In India, on an average, a 1MWp solar plant produces 15 lac units per annum. As far as the panels are concerned, they come with different rated specifications such as 320 Wp, 350 Wp etc.
Properly installed solar plants should not cause any damage to your roof. In fact, they add to the aesthetics of the roof. They also tend to protect the roofing materials they cover by shielding them from precipitation, light, and heat. CleanMax does use non-penetration solutions for installing rooftop solar plants to avoid drilling. For RCC roofs, concrete blocks are set up on the rooftop and panels are mounted on these blocks. Hence, no drilling is required on the roof. For metallic roofs, rails are set up on the roof before the installation of solar power plant.
Ideally, solar power plants are installed to convert the sun’s energy directly into electricity. Batteries help in storing the additional energy for later use. But, in general, batteries are costly and require huge maintenance. Thus, the usage of batteries is still not a viable option in India in terms of cost incurred versus benefits accrued. Also, most of these are not lithium ion batteries and hence, the purpose of going green gets defeated. That’s where the concept of net metering comes into the picture. In Net Metering, the grid acts as a huge bank & stores your extra solar power, eliminating the need for an expensive battery bank. A small battery backup system should be sufficient for power outages.
Solar trackers are the devices which direct solar panels or modules towards the sun. These devices change the module orientation throughout the day to follow the sun’s path to maximise energy radiated over them. It has been observed that trackers increase the efficiency of solar panels by 15-20%.
Although solar systems work wonderfully in any and every part of the country, the southern, western and central regions of India are best suited because of the ample amount of sunshine they receive throughout the year.
Solar photovoltaic panels have no moving parts, and therefore require little maintenance, which will include module cleaning with water every 2-4 weeks and preventive electrical maintenance every 3 months.
The solar panels have a warranty for a period of 25 years. However, the projected life is longer.