Power-hungry firms build their own solar plants

Fed up with constant electricity cuts and government-enforced “power holidays”, Indian IT firm ValueLabs has turned to the sun beaming down on its head office for help.

In July, it finished building a 13 megawatt solar plant – enough to power 6,000 homes – to keep the lights on and computers humming for more than 3,000 employees at its base in Hyderabad.