SkyPower has been awarded 200 MW in the Telangana, India solar competitive tender process. The State of Telangana, under the leadership of Chief Minister Rao, has proven to be one of the most advanced jurisdictions in India to embrace solar energy and is forward thinking in its efforts to rapidly adopt solar as a means to help grow its economy and provide families with access to lower-cost electricity.
This 200 MW award from Telangana is in addition to the 150 MW of projects awarded to SkyPower in the State of Madhya Pradesh in July, for a total of 350 MW. Once built, the projects from both states are anticipated to be in excess of 400 MW of solar nameplate capacity.
SkyPower has unique abilities, as a leading and focused solar-power developer and independent power producer, to leverage its global purchasing power, experience and track record to help meet its targets in India, which are aligned with the vision and objectives for solar energy in India as detailed by Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi and Minister of State for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal.
SkyPower considers India to be one of the key solar markets in the world that holds tremendous growth potential as is evident by the Government’s commitment to rapidly increasing the country’s electrification rate and helping to support and foster the growth of what clearly is a trillion dollar industry.
“India is leading the world in deploying solar, not only with its significant targets but by it very actions. It is truly an example for others to follow,” said Kerry Adler, President and Chief Executive Officer of SkyPower Global.
This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.