Hon’ble Union Minister of State, Ministry of Law & Justice and Electronics & IT, Shri P.P. Chaudhary, inaugurated a 200 KW solar rooftop PV power plant at Electronics Niketan Building in New Delhi, installed and commissioned by Jakson Group, a leading energy and engineering solutions company. This rooftop solar plant will help generate upto 3,00,000 units of electricity every year, reduce emissions by 216000 kilograms per year and help achieve cost savings between Rs 8 to 10 lakhs per year.
As part of the project, Jakson, installed 669 solar modules of 310 watt manufactured at its state-of-the-art solar module manufacturing plant in Greater Noida. In addition to turnkey engineering, procurement and construction services for the project. Jakson will also provide annual operations and maintenance service to the plant for 25 years.
The project was executed under Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) RESCO scheme. Under the Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO) model, the consumer can install a solar power plant and not pay anything upfront. A power purchase agreement is signed between the installer and the consumer at a mutual tariff.
Commenting on the successful execution of the project, Mr Sundeep Gupta, Vice-Chairman & Managing Director, Jakson Group said, “We are honoured to be associated with this prestigious project. Government buildings in India have a lot of potential to install solar capacity to meet their captive requirements. This project is a testimony to our strong EPC expertise in the solar rooftop segment.”
“Jakson is one of the leading players in rooftop solar under the RESCO scheme. Some of the most prestigious government buildings in Delhi have solar rooftop plants installed by Jakson. This project is another successful addition to that list,” said Mr Ashish Sethi, Director – Solar Business, Jakson Group.
According to a report from Bridge to India, there is a strong impetus on increasing rooftop solar deployment on government-owned buildings. The government rooftop solar segment has grown at a CAGR of 118% in last four years and now accounts of about 12% of the total rooftop market. The report estimates the government segment to achieve total rooftop solar capacity of 4 GW by 2022, accounting for 24% of the total rooftop solar market.