Mahindra Susten completes Rajasthan’s largest rooftop PV plant
7 February: Indian EPC firm Mahindra Susten has commissioned a 2.2MW rooftop solar plant in Bhawanimandi, Rajasthan, for Sutlej Textiles and Industries (STIL), one of the largest Melange yarn producers in India.
The plant is spread over 200,000 square feet of rooftop and is the largest single rooftop solar plant commissioned in Rajasthan, and one of the largest in India.
STIL manufactures synthetic, natural and blended spun yarns, and weaves and processes home furnishing textile products.
L&T Construction bags 200MW of solar EPC orders from SB Energy and NLC India
2 February: The construction arm of Larsen & Toubro, L&T Construction, has won solar EPC orders worth INR5.9 billion (US$91 million) in India.
NLC India has contracted L&T to set up a 100MW(AC) project in Tamil Nadu.
SB Energy One, part of Japan's SoftBank Group, has also contracted L&T to build a100MW(AC) project at the Bhadla Phase III Solar Park in Rajasthan.
CleanMax completes Pune rooftop for Knorr-Bremse
6 February: Leading Indian rooftop solar firm CleanMax Solar has installed a rooftop solar plant for braking systems manufacturer Knorr-Bremse at its commercial vehicles division.
The 600kW solar installation at Knorr-Bremse’s manufacturing facility in Hinjewadi, Pune, will meet 30% of the plant’s electricity requirement. It is based on the ‘pay as you go’ or OPEX model, where CleanMax pays the upfront costs of the system instead of the consumer.
The project is estimated to save Knorr Bremse INR3.4 million (US$53,000) annually.
Gajanan Nabar, CEO of CleanMax Solar said: “We are pleased to see that rooftop solar is really gaining traction among leading corporates. Besides Knorr-Bremse, other European corporates like Vulkan Group, Carl Zeiss, Konecranes, Carlsberg, and SKF Group have adopted our solar solutions in India.”