Moser Baer comissions 5 MW plant in Rajasthan

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NEW DELHI, INDIA: Moser Baer on Wednesday commissioned 5 MW solar power project at Jodhpur in Rajasthan a that will light over 70,000 rural households, the company said.


The plant was jointly inaugurated by Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Hon’ble Union Minister, MNRE and Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister of Rajasthan under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission(JNNSM) at village Tinwari, Tehsil- Osian, District Jodhpur, Rajasthan, said a press release.

Moser Baer has developed the solar project jointly with the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) and the project will be generating approximately 92 lakh units of electricity per annum and savings carbon emission equivalent to 8,400 tones annually. It is completed under migration scheme of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) launched during 2010.

The solar farm has used Amphorous Silicon Thin Film modules which are best suited for local conditions resulting in better power generation and is spread over approximately 60 acres of rocky terrain, posing unusual challenges and inviting special engineering solutions, the release added.


Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Hon’ble Union Minister, MNRE said, “We thank Moser Baer for setting up the 5 MW Solar Farm at village Tinwari, Jodhpur . The company is currently working on cutting edge R&D for generating Solar energy indigenously in the country and I am sure that the state of Rajasthan will prove to be a golden state towards this effort.”

He added that it is critical that their domestic companies manufacture solar modules that can be deployed at different solar farms across the country which will not only generate alternate source of power which is clean but will also help generate employment and create a manufacturing ecosystem within the country.

Shri. Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister, Rajasthan said, “The state of Rajasthan will be a frontrunner to produce electricity through Solar Energy. Presently, Rajasthan is producing 80MW of Solar Energy and by next March it aims to produce 150 MWs. Barmer, Jaisalmer and Phalodi is making history in the generation of Solar Energy and going forward we aim to make Rajasthan a solar hub of the country.”

K. N. Subramaniam, chief executive officer, Moser Baer Solar Systems, said, “ To promote rapid solarization of India, I would like to urge the MNRE to create a special corpus for funding solar projects, as financing these projects has been a major bottleneck.”