January 28 (Renewables Now) – A brand new 21-MW photo voltaic farm set as much as energy information centres of Indian telecommunications firm Bharti Airtel Restricted (NSE:BHARTIARTL) within the state of Maharashtra has been commissioned, Airtel introduced this week.
The challenge was the work of Airtel in partnership with Indian impartial energy producer (IPP) Avaada Vitality, and concerned the set up of some 65,000 photo voltaic panels on an 80-acres-plus (32.4 ha) website in District Bhuldana.
The captive plant will provide energy to Airtel’s subsidiary, Nxtra by Airtel, which can use it to fulfill consumption wants of its massive and edge information facilities, and switching facilities in Maharashtra, the telecom stated.
The Bhuldana challenge is a part of Airtel’s efforts to progressively decrease its carbon footprint, and the brand new photo voltaic farm alone is predicted to result in a discount of over 25,500 tonnes of carbon emissions per 12 months.
Nxtra by Airtel beforehand commissioned two captive photo voltaic farms of 14 MW every within the state of Uttar Pradesh because it was in search of to supply inexperienced energy for its rising community of information centres, Airtel added.