Adani Ties Up With ISRO

Indian Space Applications Centre To Provide Solar Insolation Data To Adani’s Renewable Energy Arm For Its PV Projects
03:50 PM (Beijing Time) - 19. May 2017

Key Takeaways

  • Adani Green Energy has signed a MoU with Space Applications Centre (SAC) of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
  • SAC will provide solar insolation data to Adani for its solar power projects
  • SAC satellites will share data about the amount of solar radiation in a particular place so that solar panels can be adjusted accordingly  
  • Adani will get this information from SAC satellites every 15 minutes

Indian business conglomerate Adani Group’s subsidiary Adani Green Energy  has signed an agreement with the Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) Space Applications Centre (SAC) about access of solar irradiation data.

With the MoU signed, Adani will get access to data from INSAT-3DR, INSAT-3D and Kalpana-1 satellites of SAC. These will give information about the amount of solar radiation in a particular area. This will enable Adani to place its solar panels in the right direction to make the best use of available sunlight by its PV projects.

The government agency will provide solar data every 15 minutes, SAC told media. However, the two haven’t shared how much Adani pays to get these services from ISRO.

Indian space agency recently launched an app to provide solar potential information using its satellite data (see ISRO Launches Solar Potential Calculator).

As of now, Adani is using data from foreign satellites, reported Indian newspaper Indian Express.

Adani is one of the biggest players in the solar market of India. In 2016, it started its PV manufacturing facility of 1 GW capacity in Gujarat (see Adani Starts 1 GW Module Production). In the same year, it brought online India’s largest PV system, a 648 MW solar power plant in Tamil Nadu (see India’s Largest Solar Power Plant).

Adani Green Energy is the renewable energy arm of Adani Group. It is reportedly now seeking to raise around $200 million to build a project pipeline of over 2 GW, as per Indian business paper Mint.

Anu Bhambhani

Anu Bhambhani is the Senior News Editor of TaiyangNews

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