CGPL, TPCDT Partner to Provide Rooftop PV Systems to All Households in Tunda, Gujarat

This project targets 100 percent households in the region and will provide individual houses rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system which would be connected to the grid without having battery banks.

Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd (CGPL) has joined hands with Tata Power Community Development Trust (TPCDT) for its ‘Suryoday’ project, aiming to provide universal rooftop solar installation in Gujarat’s entire Tunda village.

This project targets 100 percent households in the region and will provide individual houses rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system which would be connected to the grid without having battery banks.

Commenting on the Suryoday project, Tata Power, COO & Executive Director, Ashok Sethi said, “At Tata Power, we are committed towards a greener and cleaner future with focus on renewable energy. We continue to seek potential areas across India for the development in the sector. To execute this vision, we aim to initiate growth in capacity through organic and inorganic means to achieve 30-40% generation capacity of Tata Power from clean energy sources.”

“The initiative in Tunda, Gujarat is an affirmative step towards providing clean energy to our communities,” Sethi added.

CGPL has identified Tunda village as the model village under Suryoday project.

The company said in a statement that in consultation with the Gram Panchayat the Tunda community has agreed upon processes to enable 200 households of Tunda with solar power.

Besides, the Gujarat Energy Development Authority (GEDA) approved vendor has been identified to install the rooftop facility.

Till date, seventeen household installations have been completed and connected to the main grid line.

Meanwhile, the total cost for per household/1 KWp will be Rs 69,500 with significant contributions from Central Government, State Government, CGPL and TCDPT and the village community.

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Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

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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