ABB Kicks off 1st Industrial Solar Microgrid in Gujarat

It is the first of its kind microgrid to be installed at a manufacturing campus in the country, and will harness the area’s abundant solar energy supply to help the expanding factory meet its growing electricity needs, while lowering its carbon footprint.

ABB has inaugurated an innovative microgrid solution at its Vadodara manufacturing facility in Gujarat.

This is the company’s largest facility in India, with over 3,000 employees and among ABB’s biggest manufacturing hubs in the world.

It is the first of its kind microgrid to be installed at a manufacturing campus in the country, and will harness the area’s abundant solar energy supply to help the expanding factory meet its growing electricity needs, while lowering its carbon footprint.

Microgrid’s rooftop photovoltaic field and its innovative battery-energy storage system will support the factory’s productivity and enable green power supplies in the evening hours or during cloudy periods during the day.

The use of renewables will lower the facility’s carbon footprint by approximately 1,400 tons of carbon dioxide per year.

To further support the company’s leadership in digital technology, a state-of-the-art ABB PowerTEC institute was also inaugurated.

This center will be among the country’s leading power technology and knowledge centers with a team of experts providing hands-on training on advanced high-voltage equipment, with the latest digital technologies.

Commenting on the development, ABB’s Power Grids Division, President, Claudio Facchin said, “Growth demands power and access to clean, reliable electricity sits at the heart of India’s economic development.”

“The ABB PowerTEC institute will enable customers to benefit from ABB’s domain expertise and enable them to leverage our latest technologies. The solar energy driven ABB Ability microgrid at our Vadodara campus reinforces our commitment to clean energy as we lead by example to enable a stronger, smarter and greener grid,” added Facchin.

Source: ANI

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Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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