March 28, 2024

Adani Green Launches a 180 MW Solar Power Plant In Devikot, Rajasthan

Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL) has inaugurated a new solar power facility in partnership with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). This plant, boasting a capacity of 180 MW and a 25-year power purchase agreement, has commenced operations. 

Solar Power Plant to Cater for over 110,000 households

India's leading renewable energy firm, Adani Green, announced the activation of the 180-MW solar plant located in Devikot, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, in a statement released on Wednesday.

With the successful launch of this plant, AGEL's operational solar capacity has expanded to 6,243 MW, contributing to a total operational renewable energy capacity of 9,784 MW, the highest in India, as stated in the release.

The solar plant in Rajasthan is projected to generate approximately 540 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, sufficient to power over 110,000 households while mitigating around 0.39 million tons of CO2 emissions.

Cutting-edge bifacial solar PV modules and horizontal single-axis solar trackers (HSAT) have optimised energy generation by enhancing module efficiency and tracking the sun's movement throughout the day.

“The 180 MW solar plant will produce approximately 540 million electricity units annually, powering over 1.1 lakh homes and reducing around 0.39 million tonnes of CO2 emissions. Next-generation bifacial solar PV modules and horizontal single-axis solar trackers (HSAT) have been deployed to maximise generation through better efficiency of modules and tracking the sun throughout the day.” The company addressed this in the statement.

Automated Module Cleaning Systems

The facility features automated module cleaning systems that do not require water, contributing to water conservation in the arid Jaisalmer region.

The Energy Network Operation Centre (ENOC), hosted on a secure digital cloud platform, facilitates real-time monitoring of AGEL's renewable energy assets, resulting in improved operational efficiency.

The company added in its press release, “The installation incorporates water-saving robotic module cleaning systems, supporting water conservation efforts in the arid landscape of Jaisalmer. Additionally, the Energy Network Operation Centre (ENOC), stationed on a secure digital cloud platform, facilitates the continuous monitoring of AGEL's renewable energy facilities, resulting in improved operational efficiency.”

The press release states, "AGEL remains a central figure in India's renewable energy sector, aiding the nation's pursuit of energy security and facilitating India's shift towards a low-carbon economy."

India Government Encourages Solar Power

India possesses abundant natural resources including wind, solar, and hydro energy, with solar energy emerging as a particularly promising and renewable source. Recognizing this potential, India has begun taking significant steps towards harnessing solar power. The government has set ambitious goals, aiming to increase solar power capacity to 500 GW by 2030.

India, benefiting from ample sunlight year-round, is well-suited for solar power generation. The government actively encourages solar energy adoption to address the nation's escalating energy demands. Consequently, the solar industry has experienced significant growth in recent years.

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