Photovoltaics supports sustainable development in India

As part of this solar power project, a photovoltaic system was installed in the Rajasthan region of India that converts solar radiation into clean energy, or direct current (DC). After the DC is converted to alternating current, it is fed into the regional power grid that serves north, east, west and northeast India (NEWNE grid).

The photovoltaic system has a total installed capacity of 20 megawatts. The renewable energy it generates replaces some of the electricity in the grid that would otherwise be generated by fossil fuels.

The project contributes to sustainable development in India by providing access to clean energy, creating jobs and saving approximately 34,260 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.

How does solar energy contribute to climate action?Since energy from solar panels is created without burning fossil fuels, it is considered emission-free. The growth of renewable energy production is essential to prevent global warming and secure energy supplies for the future. The amount of emissions saved by a solar energy project is calculated using the baseline method: how much CO2 would be released by generating the same amount of energy using standard energy production methods for the region?
Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Affordable and Clean EnergyWith a total capacity of 23 megawatts, the project generates renewable energy which is being fed into the local grid.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthThe project creates employment opportunities for the local population during the construction, operation and maintenance of the plant.
Climate ActionThe project saves about 34,260 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
Project standardGold Standard CER (GS CER)TechnologySolar energyRegionWestern India, IndiaEstimated annual emission reductions34,261 t CO2Validated byApplus+ LGAI Technological Center, S.AVerified byApplus+ LGAI Technological Center, S.A