Refex Group commissions Indian Railways’ largest solar power plant at Bhilai


India marks a significant milestone in its journey towards sustainability with the inauguration of the Indian Railways’ largest solar power plant at Bhilai. The 50 MW plant, implemented by Sherisha Rooftop Solar SPV Four Private Limited, a subsidiary of Refex Renewables & Infrastructure Limited, signifies a monumental step in leveraging solar power for train operations. This initiative not only promotes green energy but also aims at reducing carbon emissions, aligning with India’s vision for a cleaner, greener tomorrow.

The collaboration between Refex Group and the South East Central Railway (SECR) region underscores a mutual commitment to environmental stewardship and energy efficiency. Spanning 192 acres, the solar plant is poised to generate over 104 million units annually, earmarked for the Indian Railways’ consumption. This project is anticipated to curtail CO2 emissions by upwards of 1 lakh tonnes each year, showcasing a significant environmental benefit.

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The Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, during the ‘Viksit Bharat Viksit Chhattisgarh’ program, inaugurated this landmark project among other development initiatives totaling over ₹34,400 crores. These projects encompass various sectors, including Roads, Railways, Coal, Power, and Solar Energy, each contributing to the nation’s comprehensive development strategy.

Refex Group announces commissioning of Indian Railways’ largest solar power plant at Bhilai

Refex Group announces commissioning of Indian Railways’ largest solar power plant at Bhilai

Anil Jain, Chairman of Refex Group, expressed his enthusiasm for the project, highlighting it as a testament to the company’s dedication to India’s Net Zero Carbon emissions goal by 2030. Jain’s remarks resonate with India’s ambitious target to install 500 GW of renewable energy capacity by the same year, marking a significant stride towards sustainable energy development.

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Refex Group’s investment in green energy extends beyond this project, with notable initiatives like the solar power plant coupled with battery storage for the Indian Army in Siachen and the first along the track solar power project at Diwana, Haryana. These efforts align with the Prime Minister’s “Panchamrit focus” on combating climate change, emphasizing sustainable practices across business verticals, including Healthcare, Pharma, Green Mobility, and Renewable Energy.

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As India embarks on its ‘Amrit Kaal’ with aspirations of becoming ‘Viksit Bharat, Sashakt Bharat’ by 2047, projects like the Bhilai solar power plant serve as critical milestones. They not only reflect the nation’s commitment to sustainable development but also its readiness to embrace innovative solutions for a better future.

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