Clay Craft India Installsstate’s First 200 KW Rooftop Solar PV Power Plant
Companyropes in Su-Kam for Renewal Energy Solution
• First in Vishwa Karma Industrial area,100 KW Rooftop Solar PV power plant installed
• Solar System to save 2.72Lakhs units of electricity in a year
• Nearly Rs. 1.5 crore investment is to be made in both the phases
• In-house power production will make a plant independent in operations
One of the largest manufacturer and retailer of fine bone china and ceramic tableware, Clay Craft India hasroped in Su-Kam Power Systems to set Rajasthan’s first 200 KW rooftop grid tied solar photovoltaic power plant for captive consumption at company’s manufacturing fecility.
With this, Clay Craft India has become the first company to use renewable energy in VKI, Jaipur.In the second phase with an installation of an additional 100 KW rooftop solar PV systemsit will become Rajasthan’s first manufacturing company using 200 KW rooftop solar PV systems in total.
Mr. Rajesh Agarwal, Director, Clay Craft India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Clay Craft is having India’s largest automatic manufacturing plant of bone china and ceramic tableware in Rajasthan. Being the largest on production side, we need uninterrupted power supply to fulfill the committed domestic and export demand. Using renewable energy is industry’s first initiative in the state. This step has made us completely independent for using own power systems which will also save nearly Rs. 24.48 Lakhs of operational cost annually.”
Inaugural function of the first phased 100 KW rooftop solar PV Plant,was graced by Mr. Pushpendra Singh, Hon’ble State Energy Minister, Government of Rajasthan and Mr. B. K. Doshi, MD of Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation (RREC).
Mr. Gajendra Singh, Director, Sky Solar Jaipur, a business associate of Su-Kam Power Systems Ltd. said, “Clay Craft India is a unique case study for us in Rajasthan. Based on our power consumption study made on this company it requires approximate power energy of 10 lakhs units annually. With new set-up of solar power energy systems it will be able to save 2.72 lakhs of units every year.”
The company offers superior quality fine bone china crockery & ceramic tableware for all purposes. Su-Kam was given the overall responsibility of designing, supplying, testing and commissioning of the solar power plant.
Clay Craft that claims of using environment-friendly kilns and machines to manufacturing their products were very forthcoming when it came to going for an alternative source of energy that is both environment friendly and money saving.It further looks to invest in R&D for enhancing its product quality and capacity by using industry’s best fuel efficient technology.
The entire system consists of two string inverters of 50KW each and 400 solar PV panels of 250 watt each. The power generated from the solar system will suffice part of their energy requirement to run the heavy machineries like furnaces, printers, air conditioners, computers etc. The surplus energy required will be fulfilled by the energy supplied through the utility.
Spread across 35,000 square meter area, Clay Craft’s state-of-art production facility has a production capacity of 110,000 pieces per day for Bone China and Ceramic Tableware and 80,000 pieces per day for Plastic-ware. The main production line is tuned to handle large volumes of Bone China crockery in a variety of shapes and combinations.