Aether Industries plans to become more sustainable by commissioning a 15 MW solar power plant (Auto-Tracker Modules) under the Captive Power Producer (CPP) sector in Gujarat’s Bharuch district.

Aether Industries already commissioned a 16 MW solar power project (Fixed Modules) under the CPP segment in July 2023, and this new solar power plant under CPP will contribute to the company’s renewable energy sources and help it move closer to sustainability, according to a regulatory filing released on Tuesday.

The solar power facility will be located in Gujarat’s Bharuch District and will cover 60 acres. The solar power plant will be commissioned in stages beginning in April of the following fiscal year, according to the statement.

However, the corporation did not disclose the project’s expenditure.

As an industry, we are acutely aware of the components that support life. This is why we are also a member of the UN Global Compact Network India, which practices and promotes sustainable manufacturing. As a result, our choice to commission a rather substantial solar park is consistent with that guiding concept. We will continue to look for methods to make Aether Industries a national benchmark for sustainability in the chemicals business,” stated Rohan Desai, Aether Industries‘ promoter and full-time director.

A solar thermal plant is a facility that converts solar energy into electricity using a standard thermodynamic cycle. However, unlike thermal power plants, which utilize fossil fuels, solar thermal power plants employ a wholly environmentally beneficial energy source such as sunshine. 

The technology used to generate power varies significantly based on the kind of solar thermal plant, but the operational mechanism is identical.

A solar thermal power plant focuses solar energy to heat a fluid having thermally conductive qualities, raising its temperature until it is turned into steam. It is then put into a turbine. 

The heat energy is transferred into mechanical energy, which is then delivered to an alternator, where it is transformed into electricity. Once the thermodynamic cycle is finished, the steam is sent to a condenser, where it returns to a liquid state, and the process is repeated. 

From an efficiency standpoint, it is critical to remember that a solar thermal plant’s performance is determined by the number of hours of sunlight and the meteorological conditions. As a result, modern power plants have a storage tank that allows the generated energy to be saved for later use.