CleanMax Solar has partnered with Mandoli jail, Delhi, to install a rooftop solar plant with a capacity of 736 kWp. The rooftop solar plant is expected to be the largest commissioned project for an Indian jail complex and was inaugurated today by minister Satendra Jain.
The project is part of CleanMax’s 2.5 MWp contract with Delhi Government’s power generation arm Indraprastha Power Generation (IPGCL). The installation will save Rs 5.15 million per annum for the jail, and reduce carbon dioxide emission of 1618 tonne annually, which is equivalent to removing 200 passenger vehicles from the road for the next 25 years.
By partnering with CleanMax Solar, Mandoli jail expects to supply sustainable energy to 3,750 inmates in six jail buildings and the admin block. This will result in a significant reduction in dependency on the main power grid. Additionally, through the Pay-as-you-go or OPEX model, CleanMax Solar will provide solar power to the jail with tariff rates that are approximately 50 per cent cheaper than the existing grid electricity tariff.
Speaking on the association, Andrew Hines, Co-founder, CleanMax Solar said, “We are pleased to announce our partnership with Mandoli jail authorities for supplying clean, safe and sustainable energy. As part of the 2.5 MW tender by Indraprastha Power Generation, Delhi, this is a major initiative for the jail, in terms of size and cost savings, as well a commitment to clean energy. Also, during the installation of the solar project, the inmates participated in the construction of the plant, with basic vocational training by the Cleanmax Solar project team.”