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IKEA India goes green, thanks to Photonsolar

Photon Energy Systems (Photonsolar), one of India’s leading manufacturers of renewable energy systems and solutions, announced the commissioning of IKEA’s first store 800kWp rooftop solar plant in Hyderabad followed by Bengaluru and Navi Mumbai.

The solar plant consisting of 2,223 modules and 10 inverters was installed in 30 days’ time and innovatively anchored to the rooftop without any civil footings or roof drilling. The solar plant will create significant cost savings in IKEA’s monthly energy bills by generating 1300 MWh per annum and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by over 960 tonnes.

3E, the independent global engineering consultancy company provided the design validation and technical clearances ensuring best global engineering design and execution of the plant.

Gautham Nalamada, Executive Director, Photonsolar said, “We are very proud to be associated with a global retail leader like IKEA and to partner with them in rolling out solar plants in all their stores across India. This association validates Photon’s technical expertise and engineering strengths. Photon will also install and commission solar rooftops on all Ikea’s upcoming stores, starting with Navi Mumbai and Bengaluru stores next. Designing of these plants is now underway.”

Designed and executed by the Power Solutions division of Photon Energy Systems, one of India’s oldest and experienced solar company of 20 years, this division has extensive technical knowledge base and experience in setting up solar power plants of all sizes and capacities all over India and globally. The division has already installed & commissioned hundreds of various solar plants both in rooftop & utility (MW) scale with an installed base of over 225MW capacity in India.

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