In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of an Atmanirbhar Bharat, Rays Experts, one of the leading Solar EPC and park developer companies in India, has successfully commissioned Haryana’s first-ever solar park in Siwani, Distt. Bhiwani.
The breakthrough has put Haryana on the map of India’s solar power generation with a 10 MW solar park which is currently lighting up around 15,000 homes across the region.
The latest deployment is a part of an ongoing 40 MW project spread across 150 acres of land which was conceptualized back in 2017.
It will have several associated benefits for the region. The Siwani Solar Park will decrease Haryana’s dependence on traditional power sources including fossil-fuel-based thermal power generation. This will further decrease the carbon footprint of the region while also extending exemption from transmission charges to the end-consumers.
The power from these plants will be set off in the electricity bill of some companies spread across Haryana. It will bring their electricity charges down from Rs 7 per unit to Rs 2.5 per unit on average. The plants have been set up under Captive mode by these companies while using the park infrastructure of Rays Experts.
Commenting on the development, Rahul Gupta, CEO and MD of Rays Experts said, “The Siwani Solar Park adds considerable value to the grand scheme of things. While being the first solar park of the state, the project has also built India’s capacity to vis-à-vis renewable energy and better positioned it as a global leader in this space.
We are highly grateful to the Haryana Government, HVPNL, UHBVN, and DHBVN for this project. We look forward to a long-lasting partnership that further drives us towards a cleaner, greener, and an Atmanirbhar India.”
The 40 MW Siwani project was conceptualized in 2017 and the work for its first leg (10-MW power generation) began in July 2018 following HERC’s policy clearance. It was later commissioned in September 2019 as a few policy-related technicalities impacted the project timelines.