This project uses photovoltaic technology to capture energy from the sun, helping to improve the energy mix for India. The 6MW solar power plant at Kolanupaka, Telangana, reduces anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) by approximately 9,535 tCO2e per year and provides 9,899 MWh/year of clean electricity to the southern grid. A grid dominated by fossil fuel-based power plants.
The project is certified under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) governed by the UNFCCC and by Gold Standard.
The project demonstrates the viability of grid connected solar farms to support improved air quality, alternative sustainable energy futures, energy security, improved local livelihoods and sustainable renewable energy industry development in the southern region of India.
Project impacts and benefits
Arhyama Solar is a socially responsible organisation dedicated to improving the quality of life in the projects vicinity. This project has contributed to:
- Distribution of necessary infrastructure such as furniture in Government Primary School, Kolanupaka village, District Yadadri Bhongir, Telangana benefitting over 120 children.
- Ensuring provision of “pulses” (Green Gram, Horse Gram & Chickpeas) on a regular basis to the students of the Government Primary School, Kolanupaka village.
- Organized a health camp in Kolanupaka village in coordination with the reputed Kamineni Hospitals of Hyderabad” benefitting 400 people wherein it provided:
- Out Patient Department (OPD) services to the community
- Preventive and curative treatment for common diseases and health problems among the community
- Increased awareness on Diabetes, Reproductive tract infections, Tuberculosis (TB), Cancer and other ailments
- The medical camp encouraged the use of available nutritious food products in the area
- Blood test CVC, HB and Sugar Test
- The camp had specialists covering Diabetes, Pediatrics, ENT, Orthopedics, Cardiac Care as well as a General Physician