Hindustan Shipyard Ltd inaugurates Largest Rooftop Solar Plant
CleanMax Solar, India’s largest rooftop solar developer, had commissioned this 2 MWp rooftop solar plant for Hindustan Shipyard Ltd (HSL) at Visakhapatnam on 27th August 2018. This project was inaugurated on 21st September, 2018 in the presence of RAdm L.V. SaratBabu, Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Shipyard and Mr. Umakant Shende, COO, CleanMax Solar.
The solar plant, now the largest rooftop solar plant in Andhra Pradesh, will help the shipyard to save INR 48 lakh per annum in energy costs, while also reducing its environmental footprint. Hindustan Shipyard (formerly known as Scindia Shipyard) was built in 1941 as India’s first greenfield defense shipyard. The shipyard can claim another pioneering milestone, as an early adopter of rooftop solar, moving towards a sustainable future. This rooftop solar plant will meet about 35% of Hindustan Shipyard’s total power consumption, with 28 lakh units of clean solar energy being generated annually by the plant.
Commenting on this project, Umakant Shende, Chief Operating Officer, CleanMax Solar, “We are proud to associate with Hindustan Shipyard Limited in their move towards a more sustainable future through solar power. I would like to congratulate the management of HSL for their leadership and foresight in doing so. This was an exciting and challenging project for CleanMax, due to the security requirements, high inclined roofs and high wind speeds, but we are pleased to have executed the project within the project timeline and yet with strict adherence to safety and quality standards as in every project.”
RAdm L.V. SaratBabu, Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Shipyard Limited, said at the occasion, “Hindustan Shipyard Limited has always been at the forefront of bringing the latest innovations in technology to Indian defense systems. So we are extremely happy to adopt clean technology by partnering with CleanMax Solar for such an important step towards being an environmentally responsible organization.”