Vikram Solar Enables Kolkata Port Trust’s Endeavour To Reduce Its Carbon Footprint; Commission’s KoPT’s 1st Solar Project

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Cumulative green energy generation from the plant would be 1.4 million units/year
1 MW captive solar plant will power around 1,400 staff quarters within the KoPT township
Project will reduce ~1260 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually

Vikram Solar, one of India’s leading module manufacturers and a prominent EPC solar solutions provider commissioned a 1 Megawatt (MW) solar plant for Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT), The Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port Trust. This is KoPT’s first solar plant located at the Haldia Dock Complex, KoPT. It was inaugurated by the Honourable Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Shri Sarbananda Sonowal. The ground mounted captive solar plant of KoPT is expected to generate 1.4 million units of green energy per year and reduce approximately 1,260 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.

Mr. Gyanesh Chaudhary, Managing Director, Vikram Solar, shared on the occasion, “We are proud to partner with Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) on their first step towards solarisation. We are confident, KoPT’s commitment towards energy sustainability will inspire other infrastructure development projects and organizations to transition to clean energy sources to meet their power requirements and enable India’s energy security. We hope to partner KoPT in their future ventures towards enhancing their green energy portfolio. As India’s largest solar module manufacturer, we will continue to collaborate with our clients to deliver the best of quality and performance solar solutions, upholding our commitment of enabling clean energy transition in India and across the globe.” Speaking at the inauguration, Mr. A. Ganesan, General Manager(Engineering) – Haldia Dock Complex, KoPT said, “We are glad for the successful commissioning of the 1 MW solar plant. This is our first step towards green energy adoption and reiterates our commitment towards contributing to the National Solar Mission while reducing our carbon footprint and effectively choosing to restore the climate. We chose Vikram Solar as our green energy partner for this project after assessing their impressive EPC portfolio, reliable and high-quality products and robust project-execution capabilities. We have further plans to expand our green energy portfolio and we encourage others to select energy sustainability through solar.”

Vikram Solar has a prestigious 1441 MW+ (commissioned + under execution) EPC capacity. With the proven capacity to handle utility scale projects (225 MW for NTPC in Bilhaur-Uttar Pradesh, 200 MW for APGENCO in Ananthapuramu-Andhra Pradesh, 130 MW for NTPC at Bhadla-Rajasthan, 80 MW for GIPCL at Charanka- Gujarat, 50 MW for NTPC at Mandsaur-Madhya Pradesh), innovative projects (India’s first floating solar), and airport installations (Kolkata, Calicut, Dibrugarh, Kochi, Gaya, Gondia) Vikram Solar is contributing to the growth of Indian solar revolution.

Vikram Solar is India’s largest solar PV module manufacturer with a production capacity of 2.5 GW and the company has shipped over 3.5 GW PV modules globally. In addition to being a Tier 1* PV module manufacturer, the company is a PVEL LLC Top Performer and its modules are suitable for harsh environments in Europe, North America and, Asia.
*BloombergNEF

About Vikram Solar: 
Vikram Solar Limited is a leading solar energy solutions provider, specializing in efficient photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturing and comprehensive EPC solutions. With an international presence across 6 continents, a portfolio of 1,441 MW (commissioned + under execution) and about 2,000 employees the company is an active contributor in shaping the global solar revolution. Headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal, it is the largest PV module manufacturer in India with a cumulative production capacity of 2.5 GW. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the company is a Tier 1 PV module manufacturer and a consistent ‘Top Performer’ in PVEL’s PV module reliability scorecard. As a fully forward-integrated Solar EPC solutions provider, Vikram Solar deploys world-class technology to design, install and commission solar projects worldwide. The company has a robust distribution network connecting more than 40 cities, ensuring the availability of solar products and solutions across 600+ locations Pan-India. Website: www.vikramsolar.com  

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