Solar energy for agricultural sector in Gujarat, India

Project type: Solar

Project location: India, Gujarat

Project status: In operation, credits available

Annual CO₂ reduction: 262,636t CO2

This climate protection project is a large-scale solar project that generates electrical energy through sustainable means using solar power resources. Moreover, this solar plant eases the problems of electric supply in the agricultural sector - specially to run the agro-feeders. The main target is to provide power at least twelve hours a day.  

In absence of this project, electricity would have been provided to the grid by more greenhouse gas intensive means.  Being India’s electricity sector dominated by fossil fuels, the green electricity generated through this project will contribute to climate change mitigation efforts, as well as socioeconomic development in the region. 

Solar power is one of the cleanest renewable energy powers and does not involve any fossil fuel. There are no greenhouse gas emissions. The impact on land, water, air, and soil is negligible. Thus, the project contributes to environmental well-being without causing any negative impact on the surrounding environment. 

At present the farmers suffer because there is an issue of interruption in agricultural works due to power cuts. This problem will be readily addressed when this solar plant comes into effect, because the main target is to provide power at least 12 hours a day. Therefore, this solar plant will help ease the problems of electric supply in the agricultural sector – specially to run the agro-feeders. Moreover, the farmers will have an extra source of income from the land they are renting out for the project. Since the prices of the electricity are cheaper, the farmers will be able to produce at fewer costs. Hence it will boost agricultural production. 

The project will provide job opportunities to local people during erection, commissioning, and maintenance of the plant. Frequency of visiting to villages and nearby areas by skilled, technical and industrialist has increased due to installation /site visit/operation and maintenance work related to the project at plant site. This directly and indirectly positively affects the economy of the nearby populace. 

The project is a step forward in harnessing the untapped solar potential and further diffusion of the solar technology in the region.

 

This project contributes to 3 SDGs (as of end 2021):

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The following SDGs are verified by the Gold Standard:

The project is expected to generate 280,355 MWh (megawatt hour) of clean energy per year.

The project is expected to provide direct employment to around 15 people.

The project will lead to a reduction of approx. 262,636 t CO2 per annum.

Situation without project

Electricity would have been provided to the grid by more greenhouse gas intensive means.

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Project number

7255

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