Azure Power Surpasses 100 MW of Operating Rooftop Solar Capacity

Azure Power, a leading solar power producer in India, announced that it has surpassed 100 MW of operating solar rooftop capacity, making the operating portfolio of Azure Roof Power, one of the largest in the country.

Azure Power Rooftop Solar

The milestone was achieved with the company’s recent rooftop project commissioning of various capacities under Delhi Jal Board, Indian Railways and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). With this, the company’s operational rooftop capacity now has a levelised weighted average tariff of Rs 5.82 per kWh, 139% higher than the lowest solar power bid in India.

Azure Roof Power with over 200 MW of high quality, operating and committed solar assets across 24 states, makes it one of the largest rooftop portfolios in the country. The company has developed unique business models in the solar rooftop space that cover Public Private Partnership (PPP), Bilateral Power Sale and Intermediary Power Sale and is the only company in its category to do so sustainably.

With a well-diversified customer base, the company offers its customers’ significantly lower cost of energy at the point of consumption and in some places at a discount of over 50% against their current cost of power. Under its PPP model, the company benefits distribution companies to meet their renewable energy purchase obligations and bridge the gap between electricity demand & supply. In addition, helping roof owners with a stream of cash flows. Through its Bilateral Power Sale and Intermediary Power Sale models, it benefits commercial, industrial and government building owners by bringing down their levelised cost of electricity and meeting their renewable energy purchase obligations, which is mandated by state governments.

Azure Power through its leading and longest tenor experience across 14 states in the utility-scale market has created an attractive Azure Roof Power platform to de-risk race to the bottom in the large scale solar market, while still achieving reasonable scale with aggregation model with largely strong sovereign off-take credit customers. Azure Roof Power offers mutual benefit to all stakeholders offering a lower cost to the customers than their current electricity bill while achieving attractive returns for the company.

Inderpreet Wadhwa, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Azure Power, said, “With 100MW operational and an overall rooftop portfolio of over 200 MW, Azure Roof Power is among the leading and largest operating platforms of rooftop solar in India. With the only company to announce the largest financing warehousing facility and industry-leading operating and rapid execution platform across 24 states, Azure is poised to deliver high value to its customers and shareholder through Azure Roof Power.”

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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