Improving electricity supply and supporting children

Commissioned in March 2018; Our project partner is setting up 100 MW of solar power project in Guttigoli village in the state of Karnataka. The project activity generates clean and affordable electrical power for the Indian national grid. Today the electricity mix is still dominated by fossil fuels, but our project is helping to change this. Since solar power is Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions free, the power generated will prevent the s emissions generated by from fossil fuel based thermal power stations.

Besides delivering clean electricity, the project also contributes to a sustainable development in the surrounding communities. The supported activities include, for instance, distributing books, furniture and other infrastructure to schools which have almost no support from the government. The company also organizes music and talent events for school children in order to promote their extracurricular development.

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)
Good Health and Well-BeingSupport of three community development activities per year to improve people's health such as free medical camps at the project site.
Affordable and Clean Energy210,000 MWh of clean electricity per year, helping to reduce power deficits in the regional grid.
Decent Work and Economic Growth107 permanent jobs and offers 10 trainings per year; small scale industries benefit from the improved electricity, which stimulates the local economy and creates further employment opportunities.
Climate ActionThe project saves an average of 167,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.
Project standardGold Standard VER (GS VER)TechnologySolar energyRegionGuttigoli, IndiaEstimated annual emission reductions198,602 t CO2Validated byApplus+ LGAI Technological Center, S.A