Azure Power will design, supply, install, commission, and operate the grid-connected rooftop solar PV project for a period of 25 years at various government buildings in Udaipur.
The project is estimated to save 25 percent of USCL’s present electricity cost.
The estimated cost of the project is ₹120 million (~$1.86 million) and the project completion timeframe is 12 months.
The municipal corporation of Udaipur Smart City Limited (USCL) had tendered 2 MW of rooftop solar in June 2017, to be developed on selected buildings in Udaipur.
Commenting on the company’s win, the founder of Azure Power, Inderpreet Wadhwa said, “Rooftop solar forms an essential part of the smart cities development and serves as remedies to the growing infrastructural problems of India to build a smarter and more sustainable future. In 2013, we built the first MW scale rooftop project in Gandhinagar under the smart city initiative and recently we have worked on several smart city projects in Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack owing to our extensive experience in providing superior solar power operations.”
Azure Roof Power has a customer base which include the distribution companies in smart cities, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, Indian Railways, Delhi water utility company and various government of India ministries, among others.
In June 2017, Mercom also reported that the municipal corporation of Raipur Smart City Limited tendered 2,155 kW of solar rooftop systems to be developed on the government buildings in Raipur.
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Saumy is a senior staff reporter with MercomIndia.com covering business and energy news since 2016. Prior to Mercom, Saumy was a copy editor at Thomson Reuters. Saumy earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University. More articles from Saumy Prateek.