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Moser Baer starts 30MW solar plant

business Updated: Oct 14, 2011 22:23 IST
Manu P Toms
Manu P Toms
Hindustan Times
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Close on the heels of commissioning 30 MW solar project in Gujarat, Moser Baer on Friday said it will set up another 65 MW in the state this fiscal year. A 15 MW solar plant is coming up in Porbandar and another 50 MW in Surender Nagar, K N Subramanium, CEO, Moser Baer, Solar Systems told Hindustan Times.

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Moser Baer’s 30 MW solar power plant in Gunthawada, 180 km off Ahmedabad on Friday.

According to Ratul Puri, executive director, Moser Baer, Gunthawada solar farm is Asia’s largest and will supply 52 million kWh to the state grid, powering 50,000 households. The company claims this solar project will save 50,000 tonnes of carbon emission annually.

Moser Baer has invested R465 crore in setting up the solar farm in 305 acres in Gunthawada village of Balaskantha district. The company has already set up 5 MW solar project in Sivaganga in Tamil Nadu.

Modi promised that Gujarat will become the world’s ‘solar capital’ and add 3000 MW in the next five years.

Various players including Tata-BP Solar and Astonfield are building solar plants in Gujarat.

(The writer’s travel and stay were sponsored by Moser Baer)