HYDERABAD: CleanMax Solar is set to install a 842 kWp rooftop solar power unit at the Andhra Pradesh Secretariat in the upcoming Greenfiled capital city of Amaravati.
The project is being installed in partnership with the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA). The solar project is the first Power Purchase Agreement signed as a part of the tender awarded by New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd. (NREDCAP) to CleanMax Solar. The plant will be spread across seven buildings , including the Chief Minister’s Office Building and AP Assembly, among others.
The project is based on the Resco (renewable service company) and Opex (Operational expense) model.
The unit is expected to generate 12.4 lakh units per annum, with estimated saving on electricity bills to be Rs 42 lakh per annum for the next 25 years. The plant will abate 1026 tonnes of CO2 emission annually, equivalent to planting 24,360 trees.
Andrew Hines, Co-founder, CleanMax Solar in a statement said, “Amaravati has been envisioned as a truly global city, and we are part of making it a sustainable city as well. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has laid special emphasis on driving sustainability by sourcing a large portion of its energy requirement from renewable energy.”
“CleanMax Solar will equip the city with one of its first solar projects, to meet 25% of AP Secretariat’s power requirement through sustainable solar power,” he said. It recently installed a 2MWp solar plant for Hindustan Shipyard Ltd in Andhra Pradesh. Once the Secretariat project is operational, the company projects will be abating 6168 tonnes of CO2 annually, via 4.3 MW of rooftop solar projects across 5 locations in Andhra Pradesh.