Andhra Pradesh Central Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL) installed 563 rooftop solar grids. The grid provides a total capacity of 6,837 kW. Another 736 units of 3,651 kW capacity will be installed in the next stage.

Adding to the momentum, the Greater Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (GVMC) has recently initiated construction of first of its kind floating solar farm of two MW capacity at Mudasarlova reservoir and has a similar plan of constructing a three MW solar farm at Meghadri Gedda reservoir.

Currently, Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) is the largest producer of solar power in the district with a 10 MW plant near the airport. Vijaya Milk Products Pvt Ltd produces about 1.15MW of solar power, while Simhachalam Devasthanam is providing one MW with Visakha Dairy rounding off to 420 kW. The GVMC has also installed a rooftop solar grid of a total capacity of 258.24 kWp.

Some of the educational institutions in the district, such as Gitam University, St Josepha��s College, Avanti Group of Colleges, Timpany School, VCTPL, Lendi Engineering College, NSRIT have already jumped onto the solar bandwagon.

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