The project, which is spread over 50 acres of land, has been commissioned for Gro Solar Energy, a special purpose vehicle founded for this project
Japanese conglomerate Panasonic’s subsidiary Panasonic Life Solutions has announced that it has commissioned a 7-megawatt (MW) agro-voltaic solar power plant in Maharashtra.
“The project will add about 15,891MW solar energy and assist in eliminating a total of 14,300 tonnes of CO2 emissions over its lifetime,” the company said in a statement.
The project, which is spread over 50 acres of land, has been commissioned for Gro Solar Energy, a special purpose vehicle founded for this project. The energy produced from this plant will be used to power homes across nearby villages.
“We aim to enhance our sustainability practices by adding the possibility to reap agriculture yield by planting low-height crops between solar module tables by extending the pitch and the height,” said Gulabsing Girase, one of the directors of Gro Solar Energy.
He added that it would lead to agricultural yield, save water for cleaning, and ensure a less dusty environment resulting in higher gains from the plant.
Agro-voltaic projects are designed to integrate solar energy generation along with farming. It consists of using the same area of land to obtain both solar energy and agricultural products.