SkyPower, a developer and owner of utility-scale solar energy projects, and Sterling and Wilson, an Indian solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, have announced the signing of agreements for the EPC and operation and maintenance (O&M) of SkyPower’s recently awarded 350 MW solar projects to be built in India.
The 350 MW are divided into the construction of the seven 50 MW projects, of which 150 MW are located in Madhya Pradesh and 200 MW in Telangana. The beginning of the construction work is expected for Q3-Q4 of 2016.
Sterling and Wilson has installed already nearly 1 GW of solar energy projects in India alone. Additionally, it builds international solar operations across Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, and has already commissioned nearly 150 MW in solar farms across Africa and Southeast Asia.
SkyPower’s continued commitment to develop, finance and build solar photovoltaic projects in India represents a significant amount of the Government of India’s 100 GW solar target for 2022.
Kerry Adler, SkyPower’s President and Chief Executive Officer, 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.”
Bikesh Ogra, Sterling and Wilson's President Solar & Electrical Division, commented:
“Sterling and Wilson is proud to be selected to execute SkyPower’s projects in India. SkyPower’s world-class construction and O&M requirements and standards are stringent, and our selection is a testament to Sterling and Wilson’s capabilities and stellar reputation in India and abroad.”
Sri Manu Shrivastava, Principal Secretary, New and Renewable Energy Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh, added:
“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 1,500 MW 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.”