Amara Raja commissions 1.1 MW rooftop solar unit at plant

V Rishi Kumar Hyderabad | Updated on January 17, 2018

Skill Development Centre celebrates first convocation, plans another centre

First batch of 101 students completed their skill training course at the Amara Raja Skill Development Centre set up with an investment of Rs 30 crore at Pettamitta in Tirupati.

After the success of this centre, the Amara Raja Groupis planning to establish its next Skill Development Centre at Diguvamagham, followed by one in Guntur – both in Andhra Pradesh.

The Tirupati centre has been established by the Rajanna Trust which is run by the Amara Raja Group. The first batch, on successful completion of the course, was awarded ‘Multi Skill Technician’ Certificates at the convocation held on Thursday.

The 24-month programme is designed not only to impart technical skills but is also focussed is on making them better team players, good and disciplined citizens.

Rooftop solar unit at Nunegundlapalli plant

During the event, Dr Ramachandra N Galla, Chairman, announced the completion of a 1.2MW rooftop solar unit at the plant located at Nunegundlapalli village near Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh. This project, spread over 1,00,000 sq ft, is the largest single contiguous rooftop project in India. The project was executed by Amara Raja Power Systems Ltd on the battery plant of Amara Raja Batteries Ltd.

This installation on a single industrial metal PUF trapezoidal roof is capable of generating more than 5000 units per day. With over 4,15,000 units generated over a period of 3 months, the rooftop installation has translated into a savings of over Rs 25 lakh. The estimated payback is pegged at 6 years.

Amara Raja Power Systems (ARPSL), a group entity, is executing an evacuation line for the 1,500 MW Ultra Mega Solar Power evacuation at N P Kunta in Ananthapur district of Andhra Pradesh. The project was proposed by the Centre under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), with 250 MW established in the phase I and the remaining 1250 MW scheduled for completion over the next 12 months.

Published on August 26, 2016

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