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India’s first portable solar rooftop system commissioned at Akshardham, Gandhinagar

Portable Solar Rooftop System Inaugurated at Akshardham, Gandhinagar (Source: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

India's first portable solar rooftop system was inaugurated at the Swaminarayan Akshardham temple complex in Gandhinagar.

The installation of 10 PV Port systems in the temple complex has been supported by the German development agency Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a declaration said.

The systems have been installed under the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy's initiative to develop renewable energy cities across India.

Designed by GIZ, the PV Port systems are standard plug-and-play photovoltaic systems of a minimum of 2 kWp that come with or without battery storage. "India's first portable solar rooftop system was inaugurated at the Swaminarayan Akshardham temple complex in Gandhinagar," the statement said.

The PV Ports have been manufactured by New Delhi-based Servotech Power Systems Ltd (SPSL) under the Make in India project, it added. "The unique PV Port system is the way ahead for greater adoption of solar power in the country," said Raman Bhatia, founder and Managing Director of Servotech Power Systems Ltd.

The 10 PV Port systems were inaugurated in the presence of Shwetal Shah, Advisor, Climate Change Department, Government of Gujarat, and officials of GIZ, GERMI, and Swaminarayan Akshardham temple.

Jorg Gabler, Principal Advisor of the Integration of Renewable Energies in the Indian Electricity System (I-RE) project, GIZ India, said that "such collaborations and the resulting synergies are expected to benefit consumers to a huge extent. We are very optimistic that the partnerships will provide us insights to deal with emerging challenges and capitalize on opportunities on the city level, which help us replicate the results in other cities across India." 

Author : Debi Dash
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