SunEdison Inc. has commissioned a 7.72 MW solar power plant for Brakes India Ltd., a manufacturer of braking systems and ferrous castings, for its facilities in Munanjipatti in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.
SunEdison will provide financing and install the solar system, which features advanced trackers and high-efficiency panels. The system will generate more than 14 million kWh of electricity a year – over 6% of Brakes India's electricity use.
The system is built in accordance with India's Group Capture Scheme legislation, introduced by the Electricity Act of 2003, which allows customers to purchase electricity directly from an independent power provider without involving the local energy distribution company.
According to Pashupathy Gopalan, president of SunEdison Asia-Pacific, this system is the biggest solar plant built under the Group Captive Scheme.