Foraying into Chandigarh rooftop solar segment, Hartek Power Pvt Ltd, one of India fastest growing Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies based in Chandigarh with expertise in executing rooftop solar and high-voltage substation turnkey projects, has successfully executed the city very first solar project in the commercial category at Chandigarh Technology Park in Kishangarh.
This 436-kWp project is the largest solar PV project to be commissioned in Chandigarh after the ones at Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12 (1,000 kWp) and Government College for Girls, Sector 11 (495 kWp), taking Chandigarh a step closer to becoming a Model Solar City.
While the Chandigarh Renewable Energy Science and Technology Promotion Society CREST) has helped Chandigarh emerge as India Number 1 city in state intervention models for solar power generation by installing solar PV projects to the tune of 6.53 MW on the rooftops of 134 government buildings in the city (as on March 31), it is for the first time that CREST has achieved success in the private intervention area with the completion of this project, thus setting the pace for much-needed capacity additions in the commercial category.
The scope of work of the project included installation of solar panels and inverters, supply, design and engineering. The project was allotted in February.
Hailing the achievement, Hartek Power Chairman and Managing Director Hartek Singh said, Having forayed into the rooftop solar segment only recently, we have installed more than 3-MW solar PV projects already and are in the process of completing another 10 MW in Punjab. The seamless execution of our first rooftop project in Chandigarh is a result of some great teamwork, and this is just the beginning. Rooftop solar installations will witness massive growth in times to come as this renewable source of energy will lead to sustainability and a clean future.
Hartek Singh said that since lack of funds is a major constraint in the way of achieving the city revised target of 100 MW by 2022, private participation should be encouraged to give a push to solar power generation in the high-potential residential and commercial segments. With attractive power purchase prices in place, a lot more can be done to attract private investments to complement the State intervention model, he said.
Planning to enter the residential segment with its solar solutions, Hartek Power also specialises in connecting solar projects to the grid.
About Hartek Power
Hartek Power Pvt Ltd is one of India fastest growing Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies based in Chandigarh with expertise in executing high-voltage substation turnkey and rooftop solar projects and manufacturing a complete range of power distribution equipment/solutions catering to the needs of the industry as well as utilities. The company, part of the billion-INR Hartek group, operates through four strategic business unitsmdash;Power Systems, Rooftop Solar, Power Distribution Products and Fuel Services.
Having a long-standing tie-up with reputed global suppliers like Siemens and Schneider Electric, Hartek Power has secured more than 3,000 clients and 120 projects since its inception about 25 years ago. Held in high esteem for its timely execution of projects, the Chandigarh-based company, which recorded a revenue of Rs 125 crore in FY 2014-15, provides complete EPC solutions on substations and transmission lines to the industry, independent power producers (IPPs) and utilities. An emerging player in the renewable energy sector, the company also provides complete EPC, turnkey and rooftop solar installation solutions. Formerly known as Amtek Energy Power Pvt Ltd, Hartek Power (www.hartekpower.com) has a complete range of high-voltage and low-voltage equipment required by the industry and utilities for transmission and distribution.
The firm also manufactures various power distribution products in partnership with global energy giant Schneider Electric and acts as a distributor of Reliance furnace oil. It is the third largest facilitator in the country in the area of fuel services.