Strengthening its presence in India, Siemens Gamesa, the renewable energy leader in the country has won India’s first large commercial level renewable hybrid project from one of the leading Independent Power Producers in the country.
The WiSH (Wind Solar Hybrid) project constitutes the hybridization of an existing 50 MW wind farm with 28.8 MW solar power plant to be executed in the state of Karnataka. As part of the contract, Siemens Gamesa will provide a complete turnkey EPC solution that includes engineering & design of the solar farm, supply of inverters, erection and commissioning of the 28.8MW photovoltaic solar farm in hybrid with the existing Wind farm.
The project is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2017.
“This is a very important milestone for our young organization. As the first large commercial level hybrid project in the country, we are proud to have initiated this new phase of renewable energy which ensures optimal harnessing of both Wind and Solar energy technologies. This integrated approach will certainly place renewable energy in a new light thus ensuring maximum advantage for its investors.” said Ramesh Kymal, Chairman and Managing Director, Siemens Gamesa India.
“We thank our customer for trusting our capabilities in Hybrid technology. With the potential of Hybrid at approx.15GW in India, it will be the perfect Techno-Commercial solution for ensuring the best optimal outcome of renewable energy systems. We are seeing growing interest among the customers in adopting this form of integrated renewable energy system to complement their energy needs. This trend is certainly boosting our confidence as we are seen as a trusted energy partner for their end to end energy solutions,” added K.V.Sajay, Executive Vice President, Solar Business unit, Siemens Gamesa India.
Siemens Gamesa’s capabilities in the solar value chain include Solar EPC solutions for MW scale solar projects, distributed generation based solar EPC, off-grid and Hybrid solutions besides continuing to expand its inverter solutions.
The merger between Gamesa and Siemens Wind Power became effective on 3rd April 2017. United, Siemens wind power and Gamesa create a leader in the wind power market with presence in more than 90 countries and have 80 GW of installed capacity worldwide.