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Fourth Patner Energy commissions 980-kWp rooftop solar for skoda auto production plant in Aurangabad

(01 Nov 2018)

Hyderabad-based Fourth Partner Energy, India’s leading distributed solar energy company has commissioned a 980-kWp Rooftop Solar Carport for Škoda Auto’s production facility in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

This initiative, built in line with the ‘Green Future’ strategy of Škoda Auto and commissioned as part of the ‘INDIA 2.0’ project, is expected to reduce 922 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year, the company said in a release here on Thursday.

The carport built by Fourth Partner Energy, is spread over an area of 8,000 square metres, and is expected to provide covered parking space for almost 300 cars.

The carport structure of the designated system will cover 30 percent of the plant’s annual energy consumption by generating 1,475 MWh of power per annum.

This solar power generation project is expected to substitute 759 tons of coal usage each year and the carbon offset is equivalent to planting almost 72,000 trees.

Skoda Auto India Director ( Production, Quality and Logistics) Lubos Hradecky, said, We are pleased to have associated with Fourth Partner Energy on this strategic asset investment. We look forward to working collaboratively with Fourth Partner Energy to achieve our commitment to an increased footprint in the renewable sector under the ‘INDIA 2.0’ Project.

Fourth Partner Energy Founder Saif Dhorajiwala said, Skoda was particularly impressed by how Fourth Partner Energy leverages technology to not only monitor the plant in real time, but also give access to view the plant’s performance through our indigenously developed remote monitoring app.

The company has pan-India operations and has installed over 1,600 plants across 22 states in India. Earlier in June 2018, Fourth Partner Energy raised USD 70 million from The Rise Fund managed by TPG. 

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