India’s Parliament House is the hub of policy and politics in the country. It sees Ministers from all states and constituencies who chart the future course of the country by debating and deciding on matters of public policy.
“When the Government wanted to highlight green sources of energy, Lanco Solar Energy Pvt. Ltd was selected to set up and operate an 80 KwP solar power plant in the Parliament Annexe. Their Rooftop PV energy solution has been running successfully for over four months now, and generates upto 400 units of electricity on a daily basis. It has become a showcase of how green energies can be harnessed as a solution to India’s growing power problem,” said a Lanco spokesperson.
“Heart of India’s democracy lit up by solar energy, we are very excited successful commissioning of this project by Lanco Solar, lot of efforts have been done to complete this project as this was most prestigious project of Lanco Solar,” said V Saibaba, Chief Executive Officer, Lanco Solar Energy Pvt. Ltd.
Lanco Solar was awarded the contract to build, operate and maintain an 80 KwP Solar Photovoltaic Rooftop Power Plant in the Parliament House Annexe by the Punjab Energy Development Agency or PEDA, which was the nodal agency under the guidance of MNRE.
The installation of the solar plant in the Parliament House Estate serves as a showcase of how green energy can be used in various government projects as a viable option while constructing residential and commercial spaces.
Lanco has already signed a power purchase agreement for 35 MW solar PV project in Gujarat under the state power policy. This is one of the largest such projects in Gujarat and in India. Out of this 5 MW has already been successfully completed.
It is also building a 75 MW crystalline based solar PV power project in Dhule district, Maharashtra.100 MW of solar thermal in Rajasthan is under development by Lanco Solar.