Gamesa has entered into an agreement with Indian developer Atria Power for the EPC construction of 130 MW of solar power at two developments located in the regions of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, in southern India. It is the largest solar order received by Gamesa since it entered this sector in India last year.
Under the terms of this EPC contract, Gamesa will develop two solar power plants, with capacity of 90 MW and 40 MW. The company will be responsible for the design and engineering of the facilities and the procurement of 96 E1.37 MW photovoltaic inverters. These will be the most powerful inverters installed in India to date. Gamesa has also been mandated to handle operations and maintenance at the facilities.
Gamesa in the Indian solar segment
This focus on the photovoltaic sector in India fits with the strategic goal enshrined in Gamesa’s 2015-2017 business plan of exploring opportunities in businesses that complement the wind industry, such as solar power. India’s solar potential has been sized at 750 GW. The government’s goal is to lift installed capacity to 100 GW by 2022, compared to 3.8 GW today.