• Electrical India
  • Apr 14, 2018

Vikram Solar commissions its first Rooftop Solar project in the Indian defence sector

 Vikram Solar commissioned a 350 kW Solar Power project at Gun and Shell Factory (GSF) in Cossipore, Kolkata through roof-top installations. This is the first project that has been commissioned by Vikram Solar in the Defence Sector. GSF Cossipore is a unit of the Ordnance Factories Board that manufactures special equipment for the Indian Army. The project is spread across 4180 sq. Meter of roof top area that has 1130 modules powering five different buildings. The solar installation is expected to save 430 Metric Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide emissions.

  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 also 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.”