- The project is a part of UPNEDA’s ‘Lohia Awas Project’ to provide electricity to rural households
Su-Kam has bagged a first of its kind large scale solar project in Uttar Pradesh to install and commission solar power systems in 40000 rural households in the state. The company has bagged this prestigious project after winning a tender from Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA), which has been assigned this project under the “Lohia Awas Project” by the Govt. of UP.
As part of this project, Su-Kam shall be installing “Solar PV power packs” in each of the rural houses. The project that aims to provide electricity to these 40000 homes shall span over a period of 1 year.
Su-Kam has already finished installation in first set of 7 homes in the Shahpur Majgaon village in rural UP where the solar installation under this project has commenced.
- The company bagged the solar project through a tender process amidst huge competition
- The project commenced from February 2014 onwards; Expected to be completed by June 2014
Su-Kam has recently bagged a project to commission a 1 MW solar power plant for Punjab Engineering College in Chandigarh. The project requires Su-Kam to set up and maintain the solar system installed for a period of 10 years. This initiative of Su-Kam is in line with CREST’s (Chandigarh Renewable Energy Science and Technology Promotion Society) master plan to make Chandigarh a solar city through their ‘solar city programme’.
Su-Kam bagged the solar project through a tender process amidst huge competition from various other companies. The Su-Kam solar team shall be responsible for assessing the site, drawing out a detailed engineering plan & customized structure for setting up the solar system on the university’s premises.
Su-Kam had earlier launched its complete range of rooftop solar products for Punjab in 2013. The company’s wide array of rooftop solar products/solutions is designed to meet the power needs of a wide range of consumers; starting from small households to large institutions. The company had launched rooftop products in the capacities ranging from 250 VA to 500 KVA.
Su-Kam has already made rapid strides in reducing the dependence of consumers on electricity supply from the grid in Punjab. The company has installed a 50 KW solar power plant at Shivalik Public school in Patiala, which has brought down the dependence of the school on electricity from the grid to zero.
Su-Kam signs MoU with Dhampur Sugar Mills Ltd. to sell its solar products to rural masses in UP & Uttarakhand
Su-Kam has signed an MoU with Dhampur Sugar Mills (Dhampur), one of the leading integrated sugarcane processing companies in India to make Su-Kam’s technologically advanced & best-in-class solar products available to rural masses. According to the MoU signed, Dhampur shall sell Su-Kam’s range of solar products to rural masses through their E-HAATs in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The Su-Kam solar products shall be offered at best prices to the E-HAAT and made available to the rural customers.
E–HAATS run by Dhampur Sugar Mills are retail outlets present in over 350 villages in Uttar Pradesh & Uttarakhand which cater to the rural masses present in every nook and corner of these two states. E-HAAT is the one-stop shop for the rural masses for agricultural equipments, biofertilizers, soil testing and other agri services etc. offered to them at the best industry prices; several at subsidized rates.
According to the MoU, a range of solar products from the Su-Kam stable shall be displayed in the E-HAAT. These solar products shall enable the rural customers to derive maximum power from the sun and fulfill all their power generation and back up needs. Su-Kam’s best in class solar products like Brainy, the world’s first Solar Hybrid UPS shall enable the customer to install the complete solar system at his home and utilize the solar energy generated from the panel to charge the battery and reduce his consumption from grid power and thereby reduce his electricity bills.
Another product from Su-Kam called the Solar Charge Controller shall facilitate the customer to easily convert his conventional inverter to a solar inverter. Su-Kam shall also provide to the customer solar lighting systems like the Solar Home lighting Systems, Sunglow, Sparkle etc. that shall enable him to charge the lighting systems through the solar panels in the daytime and utilize its energy to light up his home at night without any hassles!
Dhampur also plans to launch an Online store that shall enable the customer to order required products online and have it delivered to his residence without the hassle of visiting the store. It also helps the customers in saving transportation costs and choosing from a wide variety/range of products that are on display in the online store. Su-Kam’s range of solar products shall also be available in the Online E-HAAT stores.
In addition to selling the products, Dhampur shall also be advertising and marketing Su-Kam’s solar products through Display Vans, Road Shows etc. Dhampur shall also arrange marketing of Su-Kam products on its Online Business Portal.
Su-Kam expands its solar presence in North East India; makes its first solar installation of Tripura in the capital city Agartala
- The project was a part of Tripura Renewable Energy Development Agency’s plan (TREDA) to make Tripura one of the model solar states in the country
- Su-Kam is till date, the largest provider of solar powered back-up solution in North East India
- Su-Kam has also bagged solar projects from TREDA to install a cumulative capacity of 600 Kw to electrify hospitals and primary health centers at 95 sites across 8 districts of Tripura recently
Su-Kam is rapidly expanding its solar presence in North East India. The company has made its first solar installation of Tripura in the capital city Agartala in the newly-built modern Ujjayanta Market Complex in the city recently. Su-Kam was assigned to commission, install and maintain this solar project by Tripura Renewable Energy Development Agency (TREDA) in Agartala.
The solar system was inaugurated at a ceremony held recently in Agartala. The inauguration was presided over by Smt. Bijita Nath, Hon’ble Minister, Dept. of Science, Technology & Environment, Tripura; Sri Prafullajit Sinha, Hon’ble Chairperson of Agartala Municipal Council and Mr Ashish Sethi, Associate VP-Solar Business, Su-Kam. This solar project is a part of TREDA’s ‘Agartala Solar City Programme’ to make Agartala one of the model solar cities in North East India.
The off grid 45 KW-capacity Solar PV plant installed in the Ujjayanta Market Complex is one of the projects in the state government’s ambitious plan to turn Agartala into a solar city in the coming years. 25% of the building’s total requirement shall be met by the solar PV power plant installed in the market complex.
Speaking at the occasion, Ashish Sethi, Vice President, Solar Business, Su-Kam said, “We at Su-Kam realize that the future of the power industry in India is going to be driven by the renewable energy sector primarily dominated by solar energy. As part of our solar plan this fiscal, we shall continue making solar power available to both the residential as well as commercial sector in North East India.”
“We are very pleased to make our first solar installation in Agartala through this project and look forward to making further contributions with our expertise in solar in other parts of Tripura as well. We are looking at making our solar presence felt in homes, offices, institutions like schools, colleges, government buildings, hospitals, commercial establishments etc. in the state.” He added.
Su-Kam has also bagged solar projects from TREDA to install a cumulative capacity of 600 Kw to electrify hospitals and primary health centers at 95 sites across 8 districts of Tripura recently. Another off grid solar PV plant order of 30 Kw (25 Kw and 5 Kw) cumulative capacity has been bagged by Su-Kam to electrify two girls hostels in Agartala.
Largest provider of solar powered back-up solution in North East India
Over the last few years, Su-Kam has become the largest provider of solar powered back-up solutions in North East India. The company has till date installed solar powered backup solutions to the capacity of over 1 MW; the largest in the North East region. One of the landmark projects undertaken by the company is the Assam Rifles Project which required Su-Kam to supply, install, commission and maintain off-grid solar power plants installed for Assam Rifles in various locations in NE India.
- Addresses initial apprehensions of customers who were concerned about the high initial cost of installation
- Spreads awareness about the long term benefits of installing solar systems which enable a customer to earn from it for the next 25 years
Su-Kam has launched easy finance schemes for residential solar installations in Tamil Nadu. This move is aimed at making solar installations at residences highly affordable to customers by doing away with high initial cost of installation of these systems. This pilot project of Su-Kam in Tamil Nadu to make solar systems affordable to residential customers shall be extended to other parts of India soon.
Su-Kam has tied up with Shriram City Union Finance Ltd. which shall be providing easy finance schemes to all customers keen to install a solar system at their residences under the “Green EMI product scheme”. All customers approaching Su-Kam’s channel partners in Tamil Nadu can avail these schemes depending upon the capacity of the solar system installed.
Speaking on the occasion, Dhananjay Sharma, GM-Global Solar, Su-Kam Power Systems said, “To cite an example, by availing this scheme, a household can get a 1 KW solar Grid system installed at a mere monthly installment of Rs 2800 thereby reducing the initial cost of solar installation in a household substantially and making it highly affordable. By introducing this easy financing scheme, we are trying to address the initial apprehensions of customers who think that solar is not within their reach due to initial cost factors. ”
“In addition to helping people in obtaining easy finance and removing their initial apprehensions, we are also trying to educate customers about the long term benefits of installing a solar system at one’s household. A solar system installation in a household is like an investment that shall only reap benefits for the customers in the long run. ROI on a solar system is easily achievable within 2 years of the system’s installation thereby enabling a customer to in-turn earn revenue from the free electricity generated by the solar system for the next 25 years!.” He added.
Under the finance scheme offered by Shriram, customers can avail a maximum of five lakh at an interest of 5.5% per annum for a 12 month EMI (equated monthly installment) scheme and an interest of 5.99% per annum for an 18 month EMI scheme.
“Su-Kam is one of the few power back up companies in India to offer customers the entire system setup, installation, designing and maintenance services for On-Grid solar installations at their residences under one umbrella brand of Su-Kam. This saves the customer from unnecessary hassles of dealing with multiple brands for one solar installation.” Dhananjay Sharma added.