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The first on-grid solar plant with battery storage in Lakshadweep is launched by PM Modi.

This initiative easily fits with the larger national goal of boosting green energy while addressing Lakshadweep's energy-related issues.


New Delhi: On Wednesday, Lakshadweep's first on-grid solar plant with a battery energy storage technology was officially opened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

As stated in the official press release, the project, which is being developed by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), is spread across the islands of Kavaratti and Agatti and has a total solar capacity of 1.7 MW. Additionally, there is a 1.4 MWh battery storage facility located in Kavaratti.

These two facilities are owned by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), with Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) services supplied by SunSource Energy. SunSource Energy, a well-known supplier of solar power solutions, was instrumental in forming this ground-breaking initiative.

With the switch from diesel-based electricity to a sustainable, environmentally friendly energy source, the Lakshadweep Energy Development Agency (LEDA) will now source its power from these solar facilities, signifying a significant turning point for the area.

This project is anticipated to save around INR 250 crore in commercial costs over the course of its anticipated technical lifetime. The relevance of diesel in boosting green energy is shown by the decrease of up to 190 lakh liters of usage and the offsetting of 58,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

"This project addresses Lakshadweep's energy challenges and aligns seamlessly with the broader national objective of promoting green energy," stated Mr. Shreedhar Singh, Additional General Manager, Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. We think it will open the door to more robust and sustainable energy options for the nation's island areas. We commend the professionalism displayed by SunSource Energy in carrying out this difficult project and convey our gratitude to the Lakshadweep Administration and the Electricity department for their cooperation.

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