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ABB to install 600 kW Solar-Powered Microgrid at its Vadodara facility

India: ABB India today announced that it will install a fully integrated and standardized microgrid at its Vadodara facility in Gujarat. The grid includes a 600 kW rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) field and a Power Store Battery grid stabilizing system together with a Microgrid plus dedicated control system, to help maximize the use of solar energy. The setup is likely to boost renewable energy generation while reducing dependency on fossil fuel. According to the company officials, the microgrid, with a rooftop photo voltaic field at the company's biggest manufacturing location in Vadodara, will help ensure uninterrupted power supply.

TechSci Research depicts that India’s solar power potential within the country’s geographical limits is high as majority of the geographical area lies within the tropics, thereby creating the demand for solar rooftop in the country. As per the Census of India 2011 and Wasteland Atlas of India 2011, the total solar power capacity in the country stood at 748 GW, which is more than twice of the country’s total installed power capacity.  In 2015, the Government of India set a target of 100 GW of solar power generation in the country by 2022. Backed by favorable government measures and abundant solar resources, the solar rooftop market in India is expected to grow at a robust pace over the next five years. 

According to released report of TechSci Research, “India Solar Rooftop Market By State, By Connectivity, By End User, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2011 – 2021”, the solar rooftop market in India to grow at a CAGR of over 60% during 2016 - 2021. In India, the solar power market is in its developing stage, and numerous measures are being taken by the government to promote the use of solar energy in the country.

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