Better Energy, a Denmark-based developer of renewable energy projects, has signed supply agreements for solar modules and inverters with Tata Power Solar and Huawei, respectively.
The contracts and partnerships will support Better Energy’s vision of reaching 1 GWh of installed solar capacity by 2020, the firm said at the occasion of the signing at Better Energy’s new Resilience House offices in Vejle, Denmark.
The new offices were created as an ‘innovation and development complex’ for the testing and commercialization of future resilient environmental solutions, Better Energy said, and will be boosted by the partnerships with India’s largest integrated solar company and China’s leading inverter supplier.
“Better Energy is currently exploring over 2 GWh in opportunities, and delivering on our agenda requires the combined strengths of several partners,” said Mikkel Dau Jacobsen, managing partner responsible for procurement and technical management at Better Energy.
Tata Power Solar has a global module shipment portfolio of 1 GW, and has been exploring overseas expansion opportunities for some time. For Huawei, the European market has long been a profitable one – the company’s distribution hub in the region is next door in the Netherlands, and its inverters have been installed across many multi-MWs of arrays and solar farms across the continent.
“We have been using Huawei inverters for a while now on several projects. Here we can talk about state-of-the-art technology and an impressive number of features and functionalities for the price. The inverters function really well, but they also have a specific technical design that fits to the way we build parks here in Denmark,” added Dau Jacobsen.
“Supplier contracts reduce costs, and collaborations coordinate efforts. But these are still terms and transactions.
“Partnerships are more about finding fundamental common principles and interests, finding shared values and taking the time to understand each other’s aims and motivations. This is the only way to achieve real scale and impact. Real transformation.”