UPL Ltd, a provider of sustainable agricultural solutions and CleanMax Enviro Energy Solutions (‘CleanMax’), a Mumbai-based renewable energy company, will partner to set up a hybrid solar-wind energy power plant in Gujarat, the companies said. The companies will set up and operate a hybrid captive power plant with a capacity of 28.05 MW of solar power and 33 MW of wind power. The
project will enable UPL to increase its renewable energy usage to 30% of its total global power consumption (against 8% currently). Jai Shroff, Global CEO, UPL, said, “We are committed to reimagining sustainability internally as well as with our farming partners. Ensuring we have access to reliable, clean energy will help realize that vision as we significantly reduce our carbon footprint.”
Due to their complementary nature, wind solar hybrid power plants are highly efficient, providing reliable and continuous power supply that helps to effectively manage power loads.
Kuldeep Jain, Founder & Managing Director, CleanMax said, “This 61.05 MW captive wind solar hybrid project is a part of a larger wind solar hybrid farm developed by CleanMax in Gujarat. The overall capacity of the CleanMax wind solar hybrid farm stands at over 400 MW; comprising 230 MW wind and 180 MW solar; leading to carbon abatement of 8.75 Lakh tonnes of CO2 equivalent per annum.”