Project details
1265 ยท Solar energy
  • Telangana, India
Using the power of the sun sustainably

India offers ideal conditions for the sustainable generation of electricity from solar energy. For this reason, large-scale solar parks have been established in the states of Telangana, Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan, which together avoid more than two million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.

With a total bundled capacity of 1000 megawatts, the powerful energy source improves power supply in regions where stable access was previously scarce. Thanks to the street lighting, residents feel safer after dark. Home and school chores are less dependent on the time of day. In addition to infrastructural development, the project also contributes to the creation of new employment opportunities.

How does solar energy contribute to climate action?

Although the development of renewable energy sources is increasing, energy from fossil fuels is still a significant part of energy production worldwide. This is associated with the release of large amounts of carbon emissions. The use of solar energy is a good way to provide people around the world with renewable energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Solar installations, implemented through solar projects, convert sunlight into electricity (photovoltaic) or heat (solar thermal). Even when the sky is cloudy, the solar thermal power plants generate heat and convert it into electricity. Photovoltaic projects use the photoelectric effect to convert sunlight into electricity.

The energy produced is typically fed into the national or regional power grid, reducing the share of fossil fuels in the electricity mix. In addition to reducing carbon emissions, solar projects also prevent the release of various pollutants associated with conventional power generation. Solar energy projects in the ClimatePartner portfolio are registered with international standards.

Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Affordable and Clean EnergyThe solar plants improve energy security in the region by providing natural energy to India's power grid.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthCreation of jobs for operation and maintenance of the plants. Small local businesses benefit from the improved electricity supply, which creates additional employment.
Climate ActionOn average, 2,078,580 tonnes of CO2 are avoided per year through the project activities.
Project standardVerified Carbon Standard (VCS)TechnologySolar energyRegionTelangana, IndiaEstimated annual emission reductions2,078,589 t CO2Validated byApplus+ LGAI Technological Center, S.AVerified byEarthood Services Private Limited