According to reports, Gemini, which recently forayed into solar PV (photovoltaic)-based energy is looking at providing solar-based air conditioning and cooling systems to the institutional segment.
“Over the years, we have developed relationships with lot of companies and this will be an additional offering to our customers,” Pradhyumna T Venkat, chief executive officer, enterprise applications and energy services, Gemini said.
He said pilots are currently on and the company would come out with product offerings within the next one year. Gemini’s is also looking to provide alternative power source to telecom towers through its solar power venture. There are close to 4.25 lakh telecom towers in India of which one lakh don’t have access to constant power and have to depend on diesel generators for back-up. “With diesel, the operating expenditure goes up significantly,” Venkat said.
The cost of running a two base station per month, per site through a diesel generator is Rs 80,000 to Rs 90,000 and this can come down to Rs 50,000 per month, per site if solar energy systems are deployed, he added. In the next one year, Gemini is looking at a solar energy solution rollout across 1,000 towers. “We are primarily looking at sites in Jharkhand, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh where power connectivity is poor,” Venkat said.