Azure’s solar project to power Indo-Pak border
Azure Power has commissioned a 5 MW capacity solar plant in Sarkaritala, Rajasthan, to electrify the border posts around the region. The company signed a power purchase agreement with Solar Energy Corporation of India, the designated agency for implementation of solar PV projects for the solarisation of Indo-Pak borders, to supply power for 25 years. With this project, the company becomes the first private solar power producer in the country to supply power to border outposts through the solar route under the JNNSM policy. The govt can save crores of rupees spent every year on power and diesel used in generators with this free energy.
Considering the project’s complexity, it was delivered in a commendable time frame of two months.