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6/13/2024 Sustaining the environment  | Sustainability

SHV Energy provides solar power to Asia's largest tier-4 data centre operator

SHV Energy, through its solar energy subsidiary SunSource Energy, has commissioned a solar power project for CtrlS, Asia’s largest tier-4 data centre operator.

SunSource will provide the CtrlS Noida Data Centre with clean power from its Open Access solar power plant in Gursarai, Jhansi district in Uttar Pradesh, India. The plant, spread over 50 acres of land, has a 15 MWp (megawatts peak) capacity, of which 3 MWp will be provided to CtrlS.

A tier-4 is the highest standard for data centres, providing continuous support and services with the highest uptime, and therefore requiring a reliable, consistent energy source. 

For CtrlS, the project will generate about 100 Gigawatt hours (GWh) of clean energy, offset up to 90,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions* (throughout its technical lifetime) and will help the company meet 60% of its annual energy requirement for its Noida Data Center through renewable sources. From a sustainability point of view, these savings are equivalent to planting close to 200,000 trees.

Santanu Guha, SunSource Energy CEO, said: “We are glad that CtrlS has chosen SunSource Energy to help accelerate their energy transition journey. As one of India's leading solar power developers, we have been facilitating the energy transition of several Commercial and Industrial businesses for 14 years with our solar solutions."

The SunSource Open Access solar power plant in Gursarai, Jhansi district in Uttar Pradesh, India.

Data centres and networks powering online and cloud services generate an estimated 1% of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. India’s data centre market is one of the fastest growing in the world and is expected to grow with a CAGR of 18.79% over the coming five years, making it crucial to support the sector in its energy transition.

SunSource provides solar solutions to clients across industry verticals such as Data Centres, Food and Beverage, Automobiles, Cement and Pharmaceuticals.

Read more about our solar energy subsidiary SunSource Energy here:

*The level of CO2 emission offset is an approximate calculation and may vary when using renewable energy sources. Source: CEA: CO2 Baseline Database for the Indian Power Sector | Version 19.