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Fortum rolls out Solar2Go pilot in UP

In a bid to provide an affordable and dependable energy solution for rural India, Finnish clean energy major Fortum and high-tech software agency Futurice aim to roll out their first ever pilot in India with their proprietary Solar2Go intelligent monitoring platform solution in Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh from March 2018. Solar2Go enables a rapid up-scaling of solar energy based micro-grids. For the pilot roll-out, Fortum has collaborated with Boond, a well-established Indian solar energy player.

Speaking on the occasion, Ninad Mutatkar, Project Manager Solar2Go, Fortum said, “It is imperative for any country, which seeks to achieve inclusive economic development to ensure an affordable and dependable energy solution for those currently deprived of electricity or a reliable solution, to meet desired energy demand. Solar2Go offers local solar companies an innovative and affordable solution that is aimed at propelling faster and cost-effective development, operations, and rapid up-scaling of solar energy micro-grids.”

Solar2Go offers a solution for solar companies to secure the payment from end-customers reliably. The pay-as-you-go model for the users also by-passes the need for a steep investment.

“Solar2Go is also designed to enable solutions in semi-rural or urban areas with grid interaction significantly increasing its scope and perfectly support the government rural expansion strategy,” said Rustam Sengupta, Founder of Boond Engineering & Development (P) Ltd., the consortium’s Indian partner.

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