SkyPower to install 350MW solar projects in India

28 April 2016 (Last Updated April 28th, 2016 18:30)

Canada-based solar supplier SkyPower has signed deals with Indian company Sterling and Wilson for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), as well as operation and maintenance (O&M) of 350MW projects in India.

Canada-based solar supplier SkyPower has signed deals with Indian company Sterling and Wilson for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), as well as operation and maintenance (O&M) of 350MW projects in India.

Seven projects are to be constructed in the third and fourth quarters of this year, including one 150MW solar project in Madhya Pradesh (MP) and one 200MW in Telangana.

SkyPower president and chief executive officer Kerry Adler said: "SkyPower continues to lead by example and by action.

"The signing of these EPC and O&M agreements with Sterling and Wilson is an important milestone toward the timely execution of our awarded projects and fulfillment of our commitment to generating a brighter future for India through developing clean solar power."

"Almost 1,500MW of projects have been installed in the state in 2015-16, and execution of SkyPower projects would further supplement the achievements of Madhya Pradesh in the field of renewable energy."

SkyPower signed four power purchase agreements (PPA) of 50MW each with Telangana in February this year, while three PPA were signed with MP in October last year.

The Government of Madhya Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Department's Principal Secretary Manu Shrivastava said: "MP Government and MPNRED would extend all cooperation for timely execution of SkyPower projects in the state.

"We are extremely happy to learn of progress on the project. Almost 1,500MW of projects have been installed in the state in 2015-16, and execution of SkyPower projects would further supplement the achievements of Madhya Pradesh in the field of renewable energy."

SkyPower has contributed to India's 100GW solar target for 2022 through development, financing, and building of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects.

The solar EPC company Sterling and Wilson deployed approximately 1GW of solar energy projects in India, while it has already commissioned a combined total of 150MW in solar projects across South East Asia and Africa.