Vikram Solar commissions 350 KW rooftop solar for Gun and Shell Factory in Kolkata

Vikram Solar has commissioned a 350 KW rooftop solar power plant for Gun and Shell Factory (GSF) in Cossipore, Kolkata. GSF Cossipore is a unit of the Ordnance Factories Board that manufactures special equipment for the Indian Army.

The solar project spreads across 4,180 square meter of roof top area that has 1,130 modules powering five buildings. The company in a statement said the rooftop solar installation is expected to save 430 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide emissions. (Read Vikram Solar signs an Agreement with the France’s CEA to Drive Innovative solar technologies)

The company has a rooftop Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) portfolio of around 60 Megawatt comprising government clients. Vikram Solar’s annual Photo-Voltaic module production capacity stands at 1,000 Megawatt.

Neha Agrawal, Head-Corporate Strategy & Rooftop Business, Vikram Solar said, “This is indeed a very prestigious project for us. Since we knew that there might be challenges inside GSF, we meticulously planned the operation keeping the guidelines in mind. Our strategic superiority, innovative technological approach, and cumulative experience led us to complete the project as per GSF compliances, upholding quality and performance commitment.”

She further added “Vikram Solar has a prestigious ~60MW (Commissioned + Under execution) Rooftop EPC portfolio comprising of government clients such as ISRO, IOCL, SBI, WBSEDCL, and AAI; whereas private sector solar enthusiasts from SL Group, IMFA, Century Ply, KBL, and Anmol Biscuits, among many others have further strengthened our resolve. India’s first Floating Solar Plant, done by Vikram Solar in Kolkata, also resonates our commitment towards innovation and social commitment. Today,  it is fair to state that we are one of the leading companies, contributing to the solar revolution in the country.”

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