Client: Erhardt + Leimer India Private Ltd
Project: Solar Rooftop PV
System Capacity: 50 KW On-Grid Solution
Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat
System Type: Solar Grid-Tie PV
The client is a subsidiary of the German Multinational company Erhardt + Leimer GmbH. The company is engaged in the business of control and automation and caters to Industrial customers in Textile, Printing & Packaging, Paper Manufacturing, Rubber & Tyre as well as Corrugation industries in India and neighbouring countries. The firm has been operating in India since 1978.
The client has their head office and manufacturing operations in Ahmedabad, Gujarat with sales offices at 7 different locations across India. The firm employs 270 people and has a projected turnover of Rs. 100 crores in 2017. The client was incurring an annual electricity bill of Rs 60 lakhs with the power consumption in summer months being especially very high due to more than 100 KW connected load from the air conditioning units installed in the company. The client therefore decided to install an
50 KW on–grid Solar PV solution in the first phase and expand it subsequently based on the experience.
Solution & Benefits
Solar Hitech was chosen as the consultant for the project. As the primary consultant to the project, Solar Hitech was involved in site survey, selection of space for installation, design of the system including selection and specification of all components of the system. In addition, Solar Hitech assisted the client by monitoring the progress of the project till implementation.
The project was successfully synchronized with the grid in 2017 and has resulted in average savings of Rs. 50,000 per month or Rs 6 lakhs annually in electricity bills. The project cost will be completely recovered in 4.5 years against a projected life of the Solar PV system of 25 years.
“We engaged Solar Hitech as a consultant because of their knowledge, expertise and promise of savings in electricity costs. We are now able to actually see a saving in our electricity bill. We are happy with the design, installation and commissioning of the system and services delivered by Solar Hitech.”