Mahindra EPC successfully installs its first Diesel Solar PV hybrid system

Mahindra EPC 66 kW DG PV Hybrid at Mahindra Engine Factory, Igatpuri

Mumbai, September 09, 2014: Mahindra EPC, the Engineering Procurement and Construction arm of the Mahindra Group, has successfully installed its first diesel generator and solar photovoltaic (DG-PV) hybrid solution at Mahindra’s engine factory at Igatpuri. This system has India’s highest solar to diesel capacity ratio of over 80%.

The DG-PV hybrid installation comprises of a 66kW solar plant connected to an 82.5 kVA diesel generator using MACXTM, Mahindra EPC’s proprietary advanced controller unit. MACXTM maximizes solar utilization while ensuring complete power system stability and substantial reduction in diesel consumption. This intelligent solution efficiently integrates a PV system with existing and new diesel generator sets. The plant is remotely monitored and controlled, using the proprietary Mahindra Machine Pulse solar PV monitoring and control solution that ensures highest plant uptime and precise reporting.

Mahindra EPC’s DG-PV hybrid provides significant benefit to power intensive industries and commercial establishments like textiles, pharmaceuticals, automotive industries, malls, hospitals and resorts. This solution can also be used as a remote mini-grid to provide a consistent and clean supply of power while lowering operating costs. On an average, electricity cost is reduced by 50% and diesel consumption is reduced by 40%. Mahindra EPC offers the DG-PV hybrid solution in sizes ranging from 5 kilowatt to 1 megawatt.

“At the Igatpuri plant, we aim to promote the use of renewable energy and thereby lower our carbon footprint and this installation by Mahindra EPC is a step towards achieving this goal. Solar power is not only environment friendly, it also replaces fossil fuels, lowering our operating costs. The plant has been running successfully since it was commissioned on January 1 of this year,” said Mr. Laxmiprasad Jahagirdar – General Manager, Manufacturing, Igatpuri.

“We are delighted to partner with the Mahindra Engine Factory at Igatpuri for this pilot project. Their continuous support has ensured that our installation successfully passed rigorous tests and was completed in record time. Through the commissioning of our DG-PV hybrid solution, we have reaffirmed our position as a company that accepts no limits in the true spirit of Rise,” said Mr. Basant Jain, CEO, Mahindra EPC.

About Mahindra EPC

As one of the largest Solar EPC players in the country this year, Mahindra EPC Services Pvt. Ltd. is committed to providing world class EPC solutions to its customers. Mahindra EPC Services Pvt. Ltd. is a portfolio company under Mahindra Cleantech, Mahindra Partners. Mahindra EPC has established itself as a dominant player in both Grid Connected and Off-Grid EPC services, with a portfolio of 90 MW installations across utility scale and distributed (including rooftops, telecom towers and DG PV hybrid).

For further details on any of the solutions provided by Mahindra EPC, feel free to contact us at sales.mahindraepc@mahindra.com

About Mahindra

The Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise through solutions that power mobility, drive rural prosperity, enhance urban lifestyles and increase business efficiency.

A USD 16.5 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India, Mahindra employs more than 180,000 people in over 100 countries. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractorsutility vehiclesinformation technology, financial services  and vacation ownership. In addition, Mahindra enjoys a strong presence in the agribusiness, aerospace, components, consulting services, defence, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, retail, steel, commercial vehicles and two wheeler industries.

In 2014, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000, a comprehensive listing of the world’s largest, most powerful public companies, as measured by revenue, profit, assets and market value. The Mahindra Group also received the Financial Times ‘Boldness in Business’ Award in the ‘Emerging Markets’ category in 2013.

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