Jindal Commissions 15 MW Rooftop Solar Project at Odisha Steel Mill

The project is expected to help power partial operations at the Angul plate mill

February 29, 2024


Jindal Steel & Power (JSP) has commissioned a 15 MWdc rooftop solar project at its steel manufacturing plant in Angul, Odisha.

The 15 MW capacity comprises two projects, 12 MWdc, and 3 MWdc capacities. The project is expected to help power partial operations at the Angul plate mill.

The rooftop solar project has a cumulative generation capacity of 21 million units per year. The project is expected to reduce the unit’s annual CO2 footprint by 18,000 tons.

Saatvik Solar, a solar PV module manufacturing company and solar EPC service provider, commissioned the 12 MW rooftop solar capacity for JSP at their plate mill in Angul. The project utilized Mono Perc 545Wp modules and was commissioned on a single tin shade roof.

With a DC capacity of 12,009 kWp and an AC capacity of 9,145 kWp, the 12 MW project is expected to generate 15,784,100 units per annum, reducing 9,610 tons of CO2 annually.

The 3.25 MW rooftop solar capacity was commissioned by Ornate Solar, covering an extensive InRoof structure space of 197,000 square feet and set up at an elevation of 15 meters (49 feet).

The company also recently deployed ten electric buses and 27 electric SUVs at the Angul facility.

“At Jindal Steel and Power, we are dedicated to sustainable growth and environmental stewardship,” said Naveen Jindal, Chairman of Jindal Steel & Power. “The introduction of electric vehicles and the commissioning of our extensive solar installations at the Angul unit are significant steps towards fulfilling our commitment to achieving net zero and to building a cleaner and greener earth for future generations.”

The company said that embracing electric vehicles and clean energy solutions paves the way for a more environmentally conscious and sustainable future for the industry as a whole.

Last year, Jindal Stainless announced it is planning to install two rooftop solar power projects of 21 MW and 6 MW capacity at its Jajpur and Hisar units, respectively, in a move to reduce its carbon footprint.

Mercom India has been hosting a C&I Clean Energy Meet Series across major cities in India, creating a unique platform for commercial and industrial consumers to come face-to-face with the industry stakeholders to answer questions related to the renewable energy transition. The second in the series will be held in Lucknow on March 1.