US-based SunLink has formed a joint venture with Ganges Internationale to accelerate the deployment of solar power capacity in India.

This move is part of SunLink's commitment to the White House made in June to help deployment of renewable energy in India.

The US firm aims to help the Asian country achieve its target of installing renewable energy of 175GW by 2022. As part of this commitment, SunLink formed the joint venture with the Indian engineering company to support the deployment of 1.4GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) in the next five years.

SunLink's CEO Michael Maulick said: “Indian Prime Minister Modi’s goal of 175GW by 2022 is ambitious and requires a fast-track for successful implementation.

"SunLink formed the joint venture to support the deployment of 1.4GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) over the next five years."

“As I shared with Mr. Modi when he visited the US in June, we believe the combination of local, respected experts like Ganges Internationale with SunLink’s internationally deployable tracker technology and engineering excellence provides precisely the formula for success he is seeking."

Ganges Internationale's CEO Vinay Goyal said: “Ganges has demonstrated a commitment to solar energy by diversifying our business to become a major provider of fixed tilt systems in India.

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“Integrating SunLink’s tracker technology with our well-established manufacturing capabilities promises to bring not only more local jobs but increased solar capacity to help meet our country’s clean energy goals.”

According to the terms of the agreement, Ganges will manufacture, install, and offer operation and maintenance (O&M) services to SunLink’s TechTrack single-axis trackers. SunLink will provide Ganges with access to its PowerCare engineering services and VERTEX software platform.