Vikram Solar to bring Solar Power to Assam Tea Estate

Vikram Solar joins hands with McLeod Russel India Limited for execution of 100 Kw Off-Grid Solar Power Project

Kolkata, February 12, 2014: Vikram Solar, the Kolkata headquartered global specialist in manufacturing photovoltaic (PV) solar modules has tied up with McLeod Russel India Limited, one of the oldest & the largest Tea Plantation Company in the world for the execution of 100 Kw Off-Grid Solar Power Project at Attareekhat Tea Estate, Tangla, Assam. This is the first of its kind initiative wherein Vikram Solar is extending its reach to a tea estate, thereby encouraging the use of solar energy for a cleaner environment. This initiative will open the way for other plants to come up on the vast stretches of land in and  around tea estates in Assam.
The aim behind the project is to minimize the Diesel Generator set uses .This solar system with battery back-up has received 30% subsidy from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government Of India.
Mr. Gyanesh Chaudhary, Managing Director & CEO, Vikram Solar stated, “By setting up this plant with McLeod Russel, Vikram Solar has expressed its confidence in bringing Solar Power to north-east India and eradicate the myth that north-east India is not suitable for Solar Power plants.”
Mr. Rajeev Takru, Director, McLeod Russel India Limited, stated, “It is our first initiative with Solar Power in the Tea Estates and if it works well, it could open an alternative source of stable power supply, which is vital to the industry .
About Vikram Solar
Vikram Solar is an internationally acclaimed enterprise which specializes in manufacturing of PV solar modules. It is a part of the Vikram Group of companies, boasting of a glorious history of over 40  years in engineering and manufacturing activities. Vikram Solar’s facility, located at the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of Falta, West Bengal, is spread over a sprawling 40,000 sq ft area and has a 150 MW installed production capacity. They are among the most technologically advanced in the world.  Apart from catering to the pan-India market, Vikram Solar has a global presence with offices in Europe and Africa.