Published on : Saturday, March 8, 2014
Assam tea estates are gradually embracing technology advancements with renewal energy source making its entry into the market. Assam’s tea gardens are marred by erratic power supply. In order to diminish inconsistencies of electric power supply, the tea estates of Assam have started experimenting with solar power.
Vikram Solar, the manufactures photovoltaic (PV) solar modules has tied up with McLeod Russel India Limited for the execution of 100 Kw Off-Grid Solar Power Project at Attareekhat Tea Estate, Tangla, Assam. The project is scheduled to kick start from April 2014. “We are doing solar project in one of the tea gardens and will see how this shapes up. ” said K.K. Baheti, chief financial officer of Mcleod Russel India Ltd to the Economic Times.
Gyanesh Chaudhary, Managing Director & CEO, Vikram Solar stated, “By setting up this plant with McLeod Russel, Vikram Solar has expressed its confidence in bringing Solar Power to north-east India and eradicate the myth that north-east India is not suitable for Solar Power plants.”
“Presently, most of the tea estates in and around Assam and North Eastern parts of India are having a problem with erratic grid electricity supply. Solar Power, except its upfront capital investment and scheduled maintenance cost is almost free and is a very good economic and eco friendly alternative of the conventional energy,” he added.
(with inputs from Economic Times)