GAIL commissions India's the second largest rooftop solar PV at Petrochemical Complex, PATA (UP).
Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau
NEW DELHI, JANUARY 01 : GAIL (India) Limited commissioned India's second largest rooftop solar PV power plant at its Petrochemical Complex at Pata, Uttar Pradesh.
The 5.76 MWp Solar plant is spread over the roofs of warehouses covering a total roof area of 65, 000 square metres.
With an expected PLF of around 15 per cent annually over 79 lakh KWh of electricity is targeted to be generated for captive use of India's largest gas based petrochemicals plant.
Mr. B. C. Tripathi, Chairman and Managing Director, GAIL delightedly said, "GAIL as a marketer of benign natural gas is thrilled to integrate captive solar PV towards achieving lower carbon footprint at our major installation"
Captive solar PV initiative of GAIL shall reduce carbon emissions by 6300 TPA and help India achieve climate goals under COP21. GAIL's solar rooftop project is also a step under 'Make in India' with Indian vendors entrusted for manufacture, supply and execution.
Photovoltaics (PV) is a term which covers the conversion of light into electricity using semiconducting materials that exhibit the photovoltaic effect, a phenomenon studied in physics, photochemistry, and electrochemistry.
A typical photovoltaic system employs solar panels, each comprising a number of solar cells, which generate electrical power. PV installations may be ground-mounted, rooftop mounted or wall mounted. The mount may be fixed, or use a solar tracker to follow the sun across the sky.