Energising India with Solar Power

Generating Renewable Solar Energy Throughout India


Enhancing energy security and reducing the use of fossil fuels

The project aims to support the installation of grid-connected solar power plants in India. This initiative will enhance energy security, diversify the grid’s energy sources, and promote sustainable growth in India’s electricity generation sector. The primary goal is to increase the country’s renewable energy capacity. A key factor in achieving this goal is the revenue generated from the sale of Verified Carbon Units (VCUs), which plays a crucial role in funding and implementing these renewable energy projects.

The proposed greenfield projects involve the installation of solar power plants with a total capacity of 480 MW, built on sites where no renewable power plants have previously existed. The solar power generated by the project will replace electricity from thermal power stations that feed into the Indian grid and reduce the use of diesel generators during power shortages. 

Project Status:

VCS Registered


Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat

Project Type:

Renewable Energy

Estimated Annual Emissions Reductions

684,229 tonnes CO2

Crediting Period Term

19/09/2017 – 18/09/2027

Community Impact:

Local employment opportunities

Climate Benefits and Community Impact

The project has a strong commitment to environmental and sustainable development that benefit local communities through the following contributions:  


As a renewable source of energy, solar energy reduces the dependence on fossil fuels and conserves natural resources which are on the verge of depletion. The clean energy technology used reduces specific pollutants like SOx, NOx, and SPM associated with conventional thermal power generation facilities and does not negatively impact the health of local communities. As a result of its zero emissions, the project activity also helps in avoiding significant amounts of GHG emissions. 


The project has conducted regular local stakeholder engagement meetings and is committed to social well-being through the development of infrastructure in the region, including improved roads and transport links. 


The project will help generate local employment opportunities during the construction and operation phases and as part of this initiative is providing training and tools to local stakeholders, O&M contractors, and employees to help them work more efficiently and effectively. The project developers aim to take an integrated approach to create a supportive environment for everyone involved.

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Verification: This project is verified by the Verified Carbon Standard.


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The protection of this project helps participate in several of the United Nations Sustainability Goals

GOAL 13 – Climate Action

GOAL 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth

GOAL 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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Eric currently works as an independent consultant at the intersection of nature and climate, focused on catalysing market and non-market solutions to drive the just transition.

He previously was Head of Product at Earthshot Labs, supporting nature conservation and restoration projects across the global south secure project finance. Prior to Earthshot Labs, Eric led nature-based carbon project development for Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique and founded the Carbon Cooperative, a global alliance of leading nature conservation and restoration practitioners exploring carbon finance. After serving in the Peace Corps in Mozambique out of university, he spent much of his 20s working in community-based conservation and ecosystem restoration efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa interspersed with two startup ventures as co-founder and CEO of a mental health tech startup and COO of a sustainable coffee company. Eric has a dual Masters in Environmental Engineering and Environmental Policy from Stanford University where he was a NSF Graduate Research Fellow and a BS in Environmental Engineering from Tufts University.

Alan is a risk management thought-leader, superconnector, and FinTech pioneer. His mission is to enable an Earth Positive economy which includes nature in global accounting systems.

Alan is Founder of Generation Blue, a venture studio dedicated to planetary game changers powered by exponential technologies. Previously, Alan established Natural Capital Markets at Lykke AG, pioneering blockchain based forestry and carbon backed tokens. Alan has over two decades of risk management experience advising global financial institutions, and was a founding member of the RiskMetrics Group, a JPMorgan spin-off. Alan is an investor and advisor to regenerative impact ventures, including TreeBuddy.Earth, Regenativ, and Vlinder Climate.

Lori Whitecalf made history when she became the first woman to be elected Chief of Sweetgrass First Nation in 2011. She served three terms of office from 2011-2017.  

Lori took a two-year hiatus from leadership to expand the family ranch and serve as the FSIN Senior Industry Liaison. She was re-elected on November 29. 2019 and again on November 30, 2021, as Chief of Sweetgrass. Chief Whitecalf practises a traditional lifestyle of hunting, fishing and gathering. She currently sits on the following boards: Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology, FSIN Lands and Resource Commission, Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre and Battleford Agency Tribal Chiefs Executive Council, FSIN Women’s Commission.

Tina is the Chief Business Officer for MLTC Industrial Investments, the Economic Development arm of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council. She has a diverse background of experience. Having spent 15 years as a municipal Chief Operating Officer, 20 years involved in Saskatchewan’s Health Authority Board Keewatin Yatthe and 9 years with Northern Lights Board of Education. 


She continues as a Board Member with Beaver River Community Futures supporting small business development in her home region. Tina brings a wealth of experience in a variety of fields and many connections to the Indigenous communities of Northern Saskatchewan. In addition Tina holds a BA Advanced from the U of S, a Certificate in Local Government Authority from the U of R and is certified as a Professional Economic Developer for Saskatchewan and a certified Technician Aboriginal Economic Developer (TAED).

Tootoosis’ career spans 40+ years in HRM, political leadership, and Indigenous economic development, as a dedicated bridge builder and advocate for Indigenous causes.
As a key member of the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) team since 2021, he develops strategies for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission final report and Call to Action #92.

He is a graduate of the First Nations University of Canada and a certified Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer. Spearheading various community initiatives while serving as a Chair of the SIEDN while directing ILDII and WIBF. Founder of MGT Consulting Tootoosis is based in Saskatoon, Treaty Six Territory.

Cy Standing (Wakanya Najin in Dakota) has a long and distinguished career including serving overseas as an Electronics Technician in the Royal Canadian Air Force, former Chief of Wahpeton Dakota Nation, former Vice Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indigenous Nations (FSIN), past Executive Director of Community Development Branch of the Department of Northern Saskatchewan as well as an Order in Council appointment to the Federal Parole Board.  

Mr. Standing has served as a Director on many Profit and Non-Profit Corporate Boards, including serving as a Director for Affinity Credit Union with assets of over six billion dollars as well as IMI Brokerage and Wanuskewin and is currently a member of the One Tribe Indigenous Carbon Board.