Owing to the reduced prices of solar panels in India, solar rooft op systems are gaining popularity in the industry. As part of the initiatives undertaken by the Government of India to reduce carbon emissions, states have rolled out solar power policies that clearly guide users to fi nd the right solar technology and metering arrangements, according to their needs.
Apart from contributing to green power generation, PGP Glass aims to help reduce the dependence on expensive
grid power through solar generation. As the fi rst step towards fostering an environment-friendly power generation method across their factories, PGP Glass installed a 300 kW solar rooft op system at the company’s factory in Kosamba. Although the pilot project was initiated late in Q4 of FY 2016-17, dedicated eff orts by the Projects, Plant and Supply Chain teams ensured that it was completed within the quarter.
While installing the solar rooft op system, the team faced real challenges such as understanding the capacity of
THE PGP GLASS FACTORY IN KOSAMBA (INDIA) goes green with solar power
the roof, strengthening the roof and obtaining approvals from the Chief Electricity Inspectorate to Government (CEIG), within deadlines. The team attributes the success and timely execution of the project to their joint eff orts. Riding on their success, the team is now looking at developing innovative solutions that will help optimise their operations. Additionally, they have plans to install a 1.7 MW solar rooft op system and create a largescale Solar-Farm