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Food Services

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Clean and Renewable Energy, Goals/Targets






Jyotin Sood helped identify various opportunities in the field of solar photovoltaic at the HardCastle Restaurants Pvt Ltd (McDonald’s) chain.


  • Analyzed the Energy Management Data of the organization’s existing store with the installed solar system.
  • Model for detailing the day-wise potential for solar power generation at the proposed stores.
  • Model for estimation of the capacity of solar photovoltaic panels to be installed and battery energy storage system to replace the current diesel generator sets.
  • Solar photovoltaic options available comparison on techno-commercial for all types of solar panels/technology.


  • Dashboard of energy management data for all cities prepared for easy analysis of load, consumption, DG uptime, and supplied load with the selection of date and month for easy study.
  • Model analysis done on System Advisor Model (SAM), a free techno-economic software model to provide the day-wise potential for solar power generation and estimate the capacity of solar photovoltaic panels installed.
  • Future store analysis with the help of SAM and Energy management System dashboard prepared for load and consumption data. Detailed manual provided for future store analysis. REopt optimization interface in SAM used to estimate the battery bank capacity with the Solar Photovoltaic system.
  • Different manufacturers/EPC companies approached to obtain quotations, and various CAPEX and OPEX opportunities were explored.

Potential Impact

  • Restaurants with higher load demand and consumption can be identified from dashboard, renewable solutions such as solar photovoltaic are identified for bill saving and carbon reduction goals.
  • DG running time and load profile can be identified for easy replacement of DG sets with battery storage at locations with lower electricity costs.
  • Future stores can be identified with the dashboard and detailed PV analysis can be done with the help of SAM.
  • OPEX models proposed for cost reduction and flexibility, leading to lower upfront cost, costs related to O&M, and better flexibility.

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