Alpex Solar Bags Solar Pumps Orders Worth ₹437 Million in Haryana

The company will commission 1,434 solar water pumping systems by Q1 2025


Solar module and pump manufacturer Alpex Solar has received two work orders from the Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) to supply, install, and commission 1,434 solar water pumping systems under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan Yojana (PM-KUSUM).

The first work order comprises 845 solar water pumping systems valued at ₹264.9 million (~$3.19 million), falling under Component B of the program. Alpex Solar’s responsibilities encompass the comprehensive process from design to manufacture, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of the solar water pumping systems.

Alpex Solar has also received a second work order for the supply, installation, and commissioning of 589 solar water pumping systems, worth ₹172.1 million (~$2.07 million) under Component B.

The work is expected to be commissioned by the first quarter of 2025.

Component B focuses on installing two million standalone solar water pumps, which will be used to irrigate farmland. The initiative aims to cover various categories of beneficiaries, including individual farmers, water user associations, cow shelters, farmer producers’ organizations, primary agriculture credit societies, and community-based irrigation systems. However, priority will be given to small and marginal farmers.

Minister of Power R.K. Singh told Parliament that the PM-KUSUM program has benefited over 200,000 farmers as of February 2023. A solar capacity of 89.45 MW has been installed under Component-A of the program. Approximately 209,000 pumps have been reported as installed or solarized under Components B and C.

Haryana had the third highest number of beneficiaries among states, with 44,325 farmers enrolled in the program.

Last July, HAREDA announced subsidies of up to 75% for solar pumps ranging from 3 HP to 10 HP capacities under the KUSUM program for the year 2023-24. For solar pumps with a capacity between 3 HP and 7.5 HP, the farmer’s share of the cost will be 25%, while the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy will provide a subsidy of 30% of the total cost, with the state government extending a subsidy of 45% of the cost.

For solar pumps with a capacity of 10 HP, the user share remains at 25% of the cost. However, the MNRE subsidy is limited to 30% of the cost applicable for pumps up to 7.5 HP. The state government subsidy will cover the remaining portion of the user share and MNRE subsidy.

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