Surat’s First Textile Market Solar Powered Now, By Goldi Solar

Highlights :

  • Commercial rooftop solar is an opportunity that needs to be supported as much as possible, if the country is to get close to its overall renewable ambitions.

Surat-based Goldi Solar, a key solar panel manufacturer and EPC services provider has solarized Surat’s First Textile Market for Avadh Group. Avadh is a real estate company focused on residential as well as commercial development. The market is located in the heart of Umarwada, Surat district.

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The project will be completed in three phases, of which the first 100 KW has been commissioned. Goldi Solar’s high-efficiency modules will generate 497,400 KWh power annually and offset 47.1 tons of CO2. Avadh Textile Market is expected to save Rs 37.5 lakhs every year on electricity charges. After emerging as the leading manufacturing hub of diamond and textile industry, Surat is poised to grow into a solar hub. More than 10,000 textile markets could benefit from going solar. For Goldi Solar, the project continues a record of working closely with the textile sector to enable renewable energy access.

Commenting on the project, Ishver Dholakiya, Founder & Managing Director, Goldi Solar said, “It feels good to be at the center of change and make a difference. We believe that this project will propel the overall development of solar as a mainstream source of energy in Surat. We are proud to support Avadh Group in their solarization journey, and urge others to adopt solar to make Surat a clean and green city.

Lavjibhai Dungarbhai Daliya, Director and President, Avadh Group said, We hope Avadh has set the precedent for other organizations to shift to solar energy for their power requirements and transition to a carbon-neutral company.”

Gujarat in particular is in the middle of a massive solar push, with the state leading in residential rooftop, and more recently, adding on massive utility scale projects as well as commercial initiatives such as those by the Avadh Group.

The state is also the clear manufacturing leader, in existing as well as upcoming solar manufacturing capacity, with Goldi Solar itself planning to expand its 1 GW capacity all the way to 2.5 GW in time.

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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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