Project details
1622 ยท Solar energy
  • Rajasthan, India
More clean electricity through solar power

The demand for energy is constantly rising across the globe, also in India. Since energy production is still responsible for a large proportion of CO2 emissions, it is crucial to replace fossil-fuel-based electricity by renewable energy. This climate project in Rajastan, a state in north India bordering Pakistan, contributes to this transition. With a total installed capacity of 250 MW the project generates about 625,740 MWh per year which are fed into the grid. This clean energy displaces electricity generated by fossil-fuel based power plants, which saves about 582,252 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.

This project also contributes to the economic development in the region by employing people from the villages surrounding the project area. The receive regular trainings on operation and management of the plant as well as on health and safety.

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 EnergyBy feeding about 625,740 MWh of clean electricity to the national grid, the project ensures access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy for more people in India.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthThe project employs about 25 people from villages around the project area, provides regular trainings on operation and maintenance as well as safety. The employees receive a salary above minimum wage in the region.
Climate ActionThe project saves about 582,252 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
Project standardGold Standard VER (GS VER)TechnologySolar energyRegionRajasthan, IndiaEstimated annual emission reductions582,252 t CO2Validated byApplus+ LGAI Technological Center, S.AVerified byApplus+ LGAI Technological Center, S.A