The project, spanning 250 acres land at Kuhana and Shajahanpur villages in Jalaun district, is expected to generate 85 million units of power per year and would be connected to 132 KV Sarsela-Kalpi substations.
It is set up under the Uttar Pradesh Solar Power Policy 2013 to enhance the renewable energy efforts in the state.
“It is a Rs 450-crore solar power project and will play a pivotal role in reducing carbon footprints by 45,000 tonnes. It will help light 25000 houses in the state,” said Ashok Agarwal, CEO and director at Essel Infraprojects, a part of Essel Group.
“Taking the lead, Essel Group intends to facilitate India’s green energy requirement by delivering sustainable energy and creating value to empower people, communities and businesses,” he said.
Essel Infraprojects under its green vertical has already commissioned solar projects in Osmanabad (Maharashtra) and Bijapur (Karnataka). It has an upcoming solar project in Tamil Nadu and has also been awarded a solar PV project in Mansa, Punjab.
Essel Group has collaborated with Golden Concord Holdings to form a consortium to invest $2 billion in creating 5 GW of solar power module manufacturing.
The group is collaborating with Rajasthan government for developing solar parks in Bikaner and Jaisalmer entailing total investments of Rs 4,000 crore.
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