This month the subsidiary juwi India Renewable Energies Pvt. Ltd. starts constructing a ground-mounted utility-scale PV power plant with 39MW capacity. The project is located in the federal state of Tamil Nadu. Grid connection is scheduled for the end of this year.
"Around the globe the demand for cost-effective solar energy is increasing. This is especially true for Asia and India", says Amiram Roth-Deblon, juwi's Regional Director for Asia Pacific. By 2022, India is committed to install 100 gigawatts of PV power generating capacity. With its Indian branch, established in 2010 in the high-tech-mecca Bangalore, juwi is ideally positioned on the subcontinent. "In addition to our impressive track record, we also have a well-filled project pipeline for the upcoming years," Roth-Deblon continues.
Covering an area of around 250,000 square meters in the vicinity of the village Samudram, poly-crystalline solar modules are mounted on fixed racks. "Because of the quality of the modules and the strong irradiation at this location, we expect an annual electricity production of almost 64 million kilowatt-hours," says Rajesh Bhat, Managing Director of juwi India. "Carbon-free PV power can already compete in terms of cost with climate-damaging electricity from coal or other fossil fuels."
Economic security for the future operator of the solar park guarantees a so-called Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), in which a state energy supplier agrees to purchase the produced electricity for a period of 25 years. Every year the new solar park avoids the emission of more than 16,400 tons of the climate-damaging greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2).