Chandigarh is headed for a solar revolution with Jakson Solar Power Packs

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Overview

Jakson in partnership with its local distributor, M/s Mahira Ltd successfully installed On Grid rooftop solar power packs at over 100 residential buildings across the city of Chandigarh. Jakson provided complete turnkey EPC services for this project that included supply, erection, testing, commissioning including warranty, operations and maintenance. All the solar plants are powered by highly efficient Jakson On Grid Solar Power Packs ranging from 3 KW to 15 KW, in accordance with specifications provided by CREST. Every household was offered customized solar power solutions depending upon its energy requirement and reliability of grid power in the area.

Brief Summary

  • 100+ residences in Chandigarh powered by Jakson Solar Power Packs
  • Total installed capacity is approximately 500 KW
  • Approximately 700 tons CO2 emissions reduced annually
  • Jakson On Grid Power Packs ranging from 3 KW to 15 KW were used
  • Turnkey solar solutions include site survey, load analysis, system design, system supply, installation, commissioning and O&M

Client

Chandigarh is a Union Territory in India that also is the capital of Haryana and Punjab. Located in the Northern part of India, the city is considered to be one of the best planned cities in India. Befitting the recognition, Chandigarh has been a proactive supporter of installation of solar in the city. Since being declared as a model solar city in 2013, Chandigarh has played a pioneering role in incorporating solar energy into its mainstream energy requirements.

Business Need

The transition to renewables for catering to energy requirements can bring tremendous benefits to cities, including cleaner air, modern services and improved living spaces. Coming from this perspective, Chandigarh Renewal Energy and Science & Technology Promotion Society (CREST) has been consistently propagating usage of solar energy in Chandigarh. To further push for adoption of solar energy by residential sector CREST had invited tenders to install rooftop solar plants at residential houses across the city. While the Government buildings have been extremely keen to install rooftop solar, the growth in the residential sector has been slightly slower, therefore attractive subsidy schemes have been floated to incentivise quick adoption of solar energy.

Solution

Jakson in partnership with its local distributor, M/s Mahira Ltd recently installed and commissioned On Grid rooftop solar power packs at over 100 residential buildings across the city of Chandigarh. Jakson was selected as a preferred partner by CREST because of its extensive EPC experience of having executed over 80 MW of prestigious rooftop projects across India. The project was executed under the CAPEX model where the customer invests in the setup of solar plant and subsequently enjoys the benefits of reduced electricity costs for the entire life time of the plant. Ranging from 5 KW to 15 KW, these rooftop solar plants not only helped in cutting down electricity costs but also contributes to the greener environment of the city.

Net metering facility is also provided to enable selling off excess power to the grid, which has resulted in substantial electricity cost savings for the home owners. Additionally, Jakson also provided hands-on training to home owners on regular plant maintenance such as cleaning of solar panels and general upkeep of the plant in order to maintain a good uptime.

Benefits to homeowners

  • CREST subsidy benefits up to 30%
  • 60% savings in energy costs
  • Return on Investment in 2-3 years
  • Tax benefits through accelerated depreciation
  • Eco friendly source of power
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COVID 19 UPDATE

Dear Stakeholders

The outbreak of the COVID -19 pandemic is a cause of concern for all of us. In these extraordinary circumstances, we at Jakson, are closely monitoring this rapidly evolving scenario and have put in place a slew of measures to ensure business continuity, employee safety so as to minimise impact of any disruptions. We remain deeply committed to our customers/stakeholders/employees and would like to update you on some of these actions:

  • Cross Functional Team - A cross functional team comprising members across various functions has been set up to monitor the situation. This team interacts every day to review customer orders, project sites status, supply chain constraints, review updates and take up risk mitigation actions.
  • Limiting Business Trips – While outstation travel has been suspended temporarily, we are encouraging use of video conferencing/skype etc to provide business continuity.
  • Risk Mitigation Plans – We are closely working with our business teams and developing specific contingency plans to minimise disruptions to all our customers.
  • Work from Home for Employees – For the safety of our employees, we are encouraging work from home, while at the same time ensuring sufficient access to data & technology. We also have a skeleton staff presence by rotation supporting the operations wherever its possible
  • Social Distancing – At our offices, strict guidelines are in place to use teleconferencing / video conferencing facilities so as to limit face to face contact. Individual meetings, as and when situation improves, will be limited to 4 people with adequate precautions of maintaining distance. We have a visitor policy for all Jakson facilities and we are encouraging use of alternative communication methods till such time situation normalises.
  • Hygiene & Safety - We are ensuring that we provide a healthy and clean environment to all our employees & visitors wherever premises are not in lockdown. All our facilities are maintaining the highest standards of EHS, keeping premises clean & disinfected, ensuring availability of hand sanitisers in sufficient quantities and providing all employees with masks.
  • Regular Employee Communications - We are ensuring regular employees communications, that update them on the dos and don’ts of keeping safe and healthy. There are also regular advisories on the evolving situation so as to ensure, all guidelines from the govt & ministry of health are complied for from time to time.
  • Employee Motivation - In these testing times, we continue to assure our employees and their families, of our commitment & support irrespective of anticipated business disruptions.
  • Stepping up CSR Activities - We are fully cognisant of the global & India impact of this pandemic and are therefore gearing up to commit a heightened level of participation and support to society through our CSR initiatives. We will keep you updated on these initiatives as well.



Jakson has a rich heritage of 70 years, which has been built on principles of strong commitment, trust & relationship. We wish to reiterate this and remain committed in the belief that together we will tide over the current situation.

We thank you for your association and support.


Warm Regards,

Sameer Gupta, CMD & Sundeep Gupta, VCMD