Photovoltaic 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 renewable energy. The generated direct current is first converted into alternating current, before 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?

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 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