Solar Photovoltaic Project By Giriraj Renewables Private Limited
Currently over 70% of India’s electricity is generated from fossil fuels like coal. Projects like the Solar Photovoltaic Giriraj Project are an important piece in displacing the country’s reliance on fossil fuels. The project includes a group of 591 MW solar photovoltaic arrays in numerous Indian states (including Karnataka, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh), adding up to a total capacity of 225 MW. Over the course of its first decade, the project will displace an estimated 1,087,203 MWh of grid-connected power, which primarily comes from fossil-based power plants. The Solar Photovoltaic Project by Giriraj Renewables increases the local energy supply and reduces the amount of fossil fuels being consumed in India.
The project reduces the power grid’s dependence on fossil fuels. A zero emission power source, the solar project activity contributes to tackling climate change and boosts the supply of renewables energy in the region. This project reduce an estimated 234,677 tCO2e of GHG emissions annually.
The project initiated a quality education program through investments in technological resources for education, including the acquisition of teaching and learning materials, the donation of laptops and adapted sports material, and the installation of smart board and e-learning classrooms. Around 875 students have benefitted from these resources to improve their learning.
The project creates safe jobs and preferentially selects hires from the local communities. Over the project’s lifetime so far, 21 recent graduates in engineering, commerce or science have been hired, and a mentoring program was developed to enhance their skills.