Astonfield Renewable Resources Ltd (Astonfield) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Gujarat government to set up a 200 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) project across Gujarat. Apart from India, the company is also looking at similar projects in the Middle East and African countries such as Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda over the next three to four years.

Including this 200 MW solar PV venture in Gujarat, ARRL presently has over 300 MWs in its project portfolio.

In addition to solar PV projects, ARRL is also developing renewable energy plants using biomass and municipal solid waste-to-energy technologies. It has project allotments and/or active business development operations in eight different states in India.

‘Gujarat is our top priority,’ said Ravinder Raina, the company’s new president of Indian operations, here Tuesday.

The company’s agenda also included educating the Indian masses about renewable energy, and what it could mean for economic growth, pollution control, as well as electrification of more remote areas, Raina said.

‘ARRL is greatly enthused with such a significant allotment in Gujarat. We look to Gujarat as a leader and steadfast partner in promoting the renewable energy story in India,’ said Sourabh Sen, Co-Chairman, Astonfield Renewable Resources Ltd.