Technique Solaire has successfully commissioned its second project in India. The solar plant, with a total output of 27 MWp is spread over 40 hectares.
French solar solutions provider, Technique Solaire has announced that it has successfully commissioned its second project in India, in Maharashtra. Built on the territory of the villages of Ratnapur and Manwath in Parbhani district, the ground solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, with a total output of 27 MWp is spread over 40 hectares.
The project which represents approximately EUR 12 million investment, with senior debt financed by the State Bank of India, was the winner of a state tender won by the firms’ local subsidiary (JLTM Energy) in May 2018. It will produce green electricity equivalent to the local electricity consumption of 65,000 inhabitants.
The first ground solar power plant built by Technique Solaire in India, with an output of 5.5 MWp, was commissioned in March 2017 in the state of Uttarakhand.
“We are very enthusiastic and involved in our development in India, a country-continent with huge energy and environmental challenges. This second project is 5 times more powerful than the first one. It is also the largest solar power plant developed and built by Technique Solaire Group to date,” said Julien Fleury, co-founder and managing director in charge of Operations at Technique Solaire.
This new facility demonstrates the ability of the firm (the only French SME in the sector to operate in India) and its team to successfully implement large scale solar projects, from the development to the operational phase, in a complex and highly competitive international environment.
With the Indian government’s target of 100 GW by 2022 and the creation, in partnership with France, of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), the Indian government has made the development of solar energy a priority. “Despite a highly competitive environment, Technique Solaire intends to continue to perform well and to occupy a growing and sustainable position in this market. Our objective is to develop 200 to 300 MWp in India over the next 3 years”, said Manu Bishnoi, Director of Technique Solaire India.
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