Rajaram Maize Products sets up 4.8MW solar power plant

Tata Power Solar, India’s largest integrated solar company, has successfully commissioned a 4.8MW solar power plant for Rajaram Maize Products, a leading player in the starch and glucose manufacturing segment in India. The company now meets its entire power requirement through renewable energy, making it one of the few business entities in India to do so.

Spread across 22 acres of land at Rajnandgaon district in Chhattisgarh state, this solar power plant was setup within three months, using Tata Power Solar’s modules. The project will help to reduce approximately 5,180 tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per annum through usage of solar energy instead of conventional energy.

Speaking on the project, Ashish Khanna, ED and CEO, Tata Power Solar, said, “It is exciting to see manufacturing companies like Rajaram Maize Products move from conventional power to 100 percent renewable- energy and shows the shifting trend of companies accepting solar as a mainstream source of power. We are glad to execute this project in a short span of time which reflects our agility and sensitivity towards the client’s requirements. The confidence expressed by Rajaram Maize in Tata Power Solar’ products, including panels, reflects our commitment towards providing long lasting quality products and services.”

Rajaram Maize Products has a strong focus on renewable energy and have earlier installed a biomass-based cogeneration plant, a solar rooftop installation, windmills and biogas engine at its facility. Total power generated from this 4.8MW ground-mount solar installation will be used for captive consumption by its factory.

Tata Power Solar adopted a customised evaluation processes to ensure ‘first time right’ quality, enabling strict adherence to the specifications and requirements of the customer. This drastically minimised the need to carry out any rework thus helping in faster delivery of this project and high degree of cost control.

Speaking on the project, Nitin Gupta, MD, Rajaram Maize Products, said, “We have had a long-term vision of offsetting our conventional power source with renewable and solar energy, from a green as well as cost-benefit perspective. We also wanted to partner with a player who has strong credentials in providing and building a high quality solar plant which delivers consistently over the 25 years lifespan. We are pleased to have partnered with Tata Power Solar whose expertise and professionalism is highly commendable.”

Chhattisgarh is one of the few states which are energy surplus. It is therefore a commendable achievement for organisations like Rajaram Maize Products to choose the green energy route. The state has a strong focus on renewable energy; however a significant portion of this is towards rural electrification.

With over 25 years of experience, Tata Power Solar has commissioned over 194MW of ground-mount utility scale projects across India.

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