Welspun plans 100 MW PV project in India

06. November 2012 | Applications & Installations, Industry & Suppliers | By:  Becky Beetz

Welspun Renewables Energy Ltd (WREL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop a 100 MW photovoltaic project in India’s Raipur.

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Welspun aims to commission a total of 1.7 GW of solar and wind projects in the next three years.

In a statement released, the India-based company said it signed the MOU with the government of Chattisgarh for the installation of 100 MW, which is scheduled to be commenced in 2015. Around Rs. 1,000 (US$183.7 million, €143.6 million) is expected to be invested in the project. "The Government of Chattisgarh will facilitate the necessary approvals, permission, land acquisition, registration & clearances for the project," it added.

Overall, parent company, Welspun Energy Ltd is developing over 250 MW of solar and 800 MW of wind projects in India. It aims to commission a total of 1.7 GW in the next three years. Recently, it completed financial closure on a 50 MW solar project in Rajasthan, and was awarded a contract to develop a 130 MW solar project in Madhya Pradesh.

"A careful balance needs to be maintained for meeting India’s accelerating energy needs," stated Vineet Mittal, co-founder and managing director of Welspun Energy. "The state governments have to adopt a proactive role to meet their RPO targets. Green energy can be made affordable if more and more states take initiatives to expand their renewable portfolio …We want to bring a change in this power equation and with this MoU we are taking our first step in this direction in Chhattisgarh."

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ranjana siddharth

Wednesday, 28.11.2012 07:28

It is great to see Indian organizations doing fantastic work in this sector. We have been seeing MNCs doing great work in mostly all sectors but significantly less indigenous organizations.

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