• Project type: Wind and solar energy
  • Location: India
  • Coordinates: 20.5937°N, 78.9629°E
  • Overview: This project contributes to India's shift towards a low-carbon economy

summary of the project.

Since the 1990s, the final consumption of electricity has increased by more than 450% in India. Today, around 75% of India’s electricity is generated by coal which explains an increase in carbon emissions by 335%, from then to 2018. More recently, wind and solar energy have started to play an important role in shifting India’s electricity generation towards a greener model – but coal remains the undisputable foundation of the country’s electric mix.

This bundle of Gold Standard certified solar power projects are based in the Indian states of Rajasthan, Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra, traditionally reliant on fossil fuels.

These projects play a part in India’s shift towards a low carbon economy by generating electricity from a renewable sources and supplying it to the state grid.

Key impacts for local communities

  • Provision of jobs in local communities across India – over 30 jobs have been created thanks to the three projects – for the construction and operation of the plants;

  • Improvement to the livelihoods of families employed by the projects;

  • Raising awareness on the impacts of climate change and how to mitigate them;

  • Investment in the clean energy industry and renewable energy innovation with the development of solar energy infrastructures;

  • The combined three gold standard projects that make up this bundle lead to emissions reductions of over 9 million tons over their crediting period.