Project type: Solar
Project location: Maharashtra, India
Project status: In operation, credits available
Annual CO₂ reduction: 220,000 t
This carbon offset project replaces fossil-produced electricity with clean solar energy. In the Indian state of Maharashtra, ten villages supply clean electricity to the Indian grid with their respective solar power plants.
The ten villages with their 10 MW solar power plants each supply 240 GWh per year all together. The scenario existing prior to the implementation of the project is electricity, that would have otherwise been generated by the operation of grid-connected power plants. India's electricity sector is dominated by fossil fuels, in particular coal.
The purpose of the project activity is to generate electrical power using solar energy, thereby displacing non-renewable fossil resources resulting to sustainable, economic and environmental development. In the absence of the project activity, equivalent amount of power generation would have taken place through fossil fuel dominated power generating stations. Thus the renewable energy generation from the project activity will result in reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions.
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The project generates 240 GWh of renewable solar energy per year.
The project provides direct employment to around 67 persons.
The project reduces about 220,000 CO2 per year.