One of India’s largest solar developers, Welspun Energy has begun construction of a 50MW solar power plant in the state of Maharashtra.
The Baramati Solar project, located in the Pune district, will be installed in two phases of 36MW and 14MW.
The Maharashtra State Power Generation (Mahagenco) has formed a public-private partnership with Welspun to develop the project.
Baramti Solar has a 25-year lifespan, and once complete will power 240,000 households in India with clean solar power, said Welspun, helping towards the newly elected prime minister, Narendra Modi’s goal of providing solar power to every house in India.
Managing director at Welspun, Vineet Mittal, said the solar project is the second development for the company in the state of Maharashtra.
The foundation stone for the project was laid down by Shri Ajit Pawarji, deputy chief minister of Maharashtra with other prominent members of parliament also in attendance.
“Addressing climate change while balancing development needs is a critical priority in the area,” said Ajit Pawarji, adding that the government is to continue to use solar to meet energy demand and to continue to work on its green energy agenda.