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Harnessing Solar Energy for an Indian MNC

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When a leading Indian conglomerate was looking to expand its operations in the solar energy space, the company required a partner to aid in end-to-end manufacturing operations – from design to execution. With Zetwerk’s ongoing operations in the renewable energy sector, executing close to 1 GW of solar projects in India, this partnership was the perfect fit.

The partnership consisted of two major solar power projects, executed in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, respectively

Challenge

The first project, located 60 km from Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh, was the 15 MW DC Nandyal solar project which was set to be executed in the remote village of Gadivemula. The second project – the 12 MW DC Bellary solar project – was located in Malapur, 35 km from the main district – making labor retention a challenge due to the project’s remote location. 

With each area characterized by tough terrain and temperatures reaching over 45°C, strategically mobilizing resources became a top priority. The difficult conditions of the area of land allocated for the project called for the strategic deployment of heavy machinery for critical earthwork and piling activities.

Impact

The implementation of these solar power projects signifies a significant step towards renewable energy adoption. Harnessing solar power reduces reliance on fossil fuels and other nonrenewable energy sources, thereby lowering carbon emissions and mitigating air pollution. The solar power projects will benefit local communities and promote the use of clean energy in the region. This influence extends to the national grid and technological advancement. By embracing solar energy, these projects set a precedent for sustainable development, leaving a lasting positive impact on various facets of society and the environment. This cause is in line with the UN’s SDG goals of access to affordable, reliable, sustainable & modern energy for all (SDG7). In addition, the installation of these projects in the Bellary and Kurnool districts has generated local employment opportunities, stimulating economic growth in the region.

Advantage

Zetwerk’s proprietary tools & technology enabled seamless project management from design to delivery. With a robust network of reliable suppliers across India, and all the required approvals in place, we were able to efficiently deliver heavy materials across the border and into Bangladesh via specialised quality and logistics teams. This ultimately led to shorter lead times and timely delivery of the full project.

ZETWERK through its robust renewables operations, has been able to create real impact across India and beyond. With increasing consumer awareness, the renewable energy sector is poised for a significant growth spurt.

ABHAY ADYA

Business Head – Renewables