Maharashtra Seamless Goes Green With 21 MW Solar Plant from Waaree

Waaree Energies, India’s largest solar module manufacturer and a leader in the EPC segment, has announced the commissioning of 21 MWp ground-mounted solar project in Solapur, Maharashtra. The open access project was executed for Maharashtra Seamless Ltd for captive consumption.

This plant is developed to help MSL achieve its endeavor to go carbon neutral. Developed in the Swami Samarth solar park, Akkalkot District of Solapur the plant is expected to generate more than 35000 MWh power yearly. The plant has installed 63420 numbers of WAAREE 330 wp solar modules .

Waaree Energies Ltd. is the flagship company of WAAREE Group, and has the country’s largest Solar PV Module manufacturing capacity of 2 GW. In addition, it is a leading player in India in EPC services, project development, rooftop solutions, solar water pumps, and as an Independent Power Producer.

The plant for MSL highlights the role commercial and industrial categories can play for solar development, as firms look for solar powered captive consumption. The ERW, Seamless and Coated pipes maker is a classic case of energy intensive firms exploring ways to integrate more renewable energy, not just to meet RPO  obligations for captive power, but also to reduce their carbon intensity. In India, experts have regularly pointed out that the right policy environment can make this a much larger segment than rooftop solar, considering all the issues the former faces.

In any case, at current solar costs, firms with working hours aligned with solar generation will be in a position to justify investments into solar plants, despite the confusion around net metering limitations and low gross metering rates. Or even additional chares on solar power upto a limit.

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Prasanna Singh

Prasanna has been a media professional for over 20 years. He is the Group Editor of Saur Energy International

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