GERMI commissions 200 kW rooftop solar project in Ranchi

Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI) has completed a 200-kilowatt (kW) rooftop solar power project with micro-grid concept at Ranchi in Jharkhand.

The grid-connected rooftop solar power project is designed by GERMI and the Central Mine Planning and Design Institute (CMPDI) jointly. It was set up on the CMPDI building in Ranchi.

Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is promoting solar energy.


Coal India has signed a MoU with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) for installation of 1,000 megawatt (MW) solar power system, said, S K Srivastava, secretary, Ministry of Coal, Government of India.

GERMI is the technical specialist for this pilot project. Started as a pilot project in September 2013, the project was completed within one year,

It has managed a 5 MW of solar rooftop in Gandhinagar city and is going ahead with 5 more cities. Vadodara city rooftop programme has been initiated and is in progress, said, T Harinarayana, director, GERMI-Gandhinagar.

GERMI has the experience of more than 60MW of solar PV power projects and is currently working with various state and central government agencies to spread solar energy across the country.

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