In this article, we will explore the companies using solar energy in India. India is developing at a good pace in the solar energy industry. The capacity of installed solar is 31.696 GW. It is a big and hot country, where sunlight influence is dense because sunlight touches India in excess quantity. So this makes sense when it has sunlight approximately every day and ground. The Indian government is investing in solar energy instead of coal. Because India needs too much energy to run, and they just can not rely on anyone. India expanded its solar-generation capacity from 2,650 MW on 26 May 2014 to over 20 GW as of 31 January 2018.
There are many big companies doing business in India. So they need a huge amount of power, so they are moving too towards solar energy. Today we will be looking at 10 organisations using solar energy in India.
10 Organisations Using Solar Energy in India
There are many companies in India using solar energy. But we will try to cover some of them.
Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass)
Indian register of shipping is the marine transportation industry. Last year, it has the power of 72 kW, then decided to increase it to 233 kW by installing panels at Headquarters. According to their CEO, they have decided to use green energy that would be good for them and their organization too.
Everyone knows about the Amazon company. In 2018, Amazon India just launched an initiative to set solar panels to produce 8,000 kW of solar energy. It has also has started solar energy systems in four Amazon Cares Community and Resource Centres in Haryana. That provides solar power to support the city programs in these centres all year. They already have installed 1600-kilo watts (kW) of solar panels system at two fulfilment centres in Delhi and Hyderabad. They had also planned to install panels at the centre in Bengaluru. So it one of the companies in India.
Indian Oil Corporation
Indian Oil Corporation Targeted Solar-Powered Fuel Stations to reduce mitigation of the usage of fuel. It runs 24,000 petrol pumps crosswise India. More than 2000 are connected with solar power systems. So this project would fulfil the needs of power. They want to reduce the use of fuel because India is suffering greatly.
Amul is an Indian cooperative dairy company. It has installed solar panels at its warehouse facility located in Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad. They have installed it so they could run automated warehousing machines at the warehouse. This project comprises 320 Wp polycrystalline modules of Waaree. According to them, this could generate 200 units per day.
Indian Bharti Airtel
In 2013, Indian Bharti Airtel installed a 100-kW solar system at the Uttar Pradesh service site. According to them, they had installed a rooftop solar power plant at its main routing site. By doing this, they are getting more financial benefits. Before that, they were using diesel which was quite costly. They also had intentions to install photovoltaic (PV) installations of 300 kW at six locations.
State bank of India
In 2018, the State bank of India intended to run 10,000 ATMs on solar energy in the next two years. At that time, they already had 1200 ATMs running on solar energy. They had decided to install rooftop solar energy. The banker has also covered 150 of its buildings with rooftop solar panels. They were considering it from 2008.
UltraTech Cement Limited is an Indian cement company. It is one of the largest companies in India. It was already using the solar energy but then decided to expand its system. UltraTech Cement has formed a shared risk with Amplus Energy. Amplus energy sets up a 15MW solar plant at one of UltraTech’s Cement’s plants. They already have a 50MW solar set up. But they are still having because they want to increase as much as possible. So Amplus energy has done a kind of collaboration.
Infosys Limited is an Indian multinational corporation that provides business consulting, information technology and outsourcing services. It sets up a 760 kW solar carport in the Jaipur development centre. It has solved their two problems together. One of them was confessed parking, and the other one was too much dependent on the electricity grid. They already have a 250 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) project.
Tata Consultancy Services Limited is an Indian multinational information technology service and consulting company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. TCS, one of the leading IT services companies. TCS mandated Tata Power Solar to install a 60 kWp rooftop plant across 720 sq meters of rooftop space that generates 90,000 kWh of energy per year.
Reliance Industries Limited
We all know about Reliance Industries Limited. Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is an Indian multinational conglomerate company. In 2009, sources had informed that Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is harnessing solar energy. The good thing is they also said production will remain the same.