Fourth Partner Energy commissions 980 kWp solar carport for Škoda facility in Aurangabad

The structure, built as part of the carmaker’s Green Future strategy, will cover 8,000sq m and accommodate almost 300 cars.

November 6, 2018

Fourth Partner Energy, India’s leading distributed solar energy company, has commissioned a 980 kWp carport for Škoda Auto India Private Ltd, at its manufacturing facility in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

The project has been built in line with Škoda’s Green Future strategy and commissioned as part of the India 2.0 project.

The carport built by Fourth Partner Energy cover 8,000m2, and is expected to provide covered parking for almost 300 cars. The unique design has a span of 18m, resting on just two columns, and can accommodate three cars in a row. The shed is leak proof and can withstand wind speeds of up to 150km/hr. The carport structure of the designated system will cover 30% of the plant’s annual energy consumption, by generating 1.475 GWh of power annually.

Lubos Hradecky, Director of Production, Quality and Logistics, for Škoda India, said: “A ‘green factory’ is fundamental to Škoda Auto’s Green Future strategy. We are pleased to have associated with Fourth Partner Energy on this strategic asset investment. The unique carport structure of the Advanced Solar Power Generation Project, demonstrates how technology has enabled OEMs to transition from mainstream to cleaner alternative sources of energy. We look forward to working collaboratively with Fourth Partner Energy to achieve our commitment to an increased footprint in the renewable sector under the India 2.0 project.”

Fourth Partner Energy founder Saif Dhorajiwala said: “We are extremely proud to be associated with Škoda Auto India Private Ltd. for this project. Our past experience, design and engineering capabilities, health and safety norms and robust after-service capabilities went a long way in helping us bag the project. Škoda was particularly impressed by how Fourth Partner Energy leverages technology to not only monitor the plant [in] real time, but also [gives] access to view the plant’s performance through our indigenously-developed remote monitoring app.”

Fourth Partner Energy, a full-service RESCO with complete in-house capabilities counts Sintex, Raymonds, Airtel, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Mars, Ferrero, Big Basket, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, Glenmark and Lupin among its marquee clients. The company has pan-Indian operations and has installed more than 1,600 plants across 22 states in India. In June, Fourth Partner Energy raised $70 million (Rs510 crore) from The Rise Fund, managed by TPG.


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