Keventer Agro Executes Largest Rooftop Solar Plant in Eastern India

Food and beverage company Keventer Agro has commissioned eastern India’s “largest” rooftop solar plant at Barasat in West Bengal.

City-based food and beverage company Keventer Agro on Friday said it has commissioned eastern India’s “largest” rooftop solar plant at Barasat in West Bengal. The 2.15-MW project is expected to yield 2.83 million units of energy, it said.

The plant is spread over two lakh square feet, making it eastern India’s largest installation of rooftop solar panel, Keventer Agro claimed. The company’s announcement coincides with World Environment Day.

“We have envisioned a plan to reduce greenhouse gas footprint by 75 percent by 2025 and use renewable energy as much as possible,” Keventer Agro CMD Mayank Jalan said.

In September 2019, one of the leading module manufacturers in the country, Vikram Solar had announced that it had been selected by Keventer Agro to commission the 2.15 MW rooftop solar project at Nilganj in West Bengal. The company had bagged this project from Keventer Agro with the motive of building a shed top solar plant to increase the capacity of Keventer’s food processing plant as well as to leave a green footprint by using non-conventional energy at the Barasat plant.

The project is spread in an area of approximately 250m x 70m. It has installed 6,240 Vikram Solar-built high-efficiency 345Wp monocrystalline modules and 18 ABB inverters (50 Kw*1 and 100kW*17).

Commenting on this project commissioning, Vikram Solar, BU Head- EPC, Kuldeep Kumar Jain had said qt the time that “we are glad to share that Vikram Solar’s focus towards innovation, quality, and performance has helped us to successfully commission this project. We are hopeful that Keventer Agro will undertake more solar and other environment-friendly projects in the future. As an organization, we look forward to participating in more such innovative projects in West Bengal and the country at large.”

This project is expected to have a 2.835 million unit energy yield and will offset 2647 metric tonne CO2 per year.

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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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