French Solar EPC Firm Commissions 27 MW In India

Technique Solaire Energizes 27 MW Solar Power Plant In Maharashtra Deploying 330 W Solar Modules Financed By State Bank Of India
10:31 AM (Beijing Time) - 14. January 2020
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The 27 MW solar project in Maharashtra is French company Technique Solaire’s largest such project till date which was financed by the country’s public sector bank, SBI. (Photo Credit: Technique Solaire)

Key Takeaways

  • France’s Technique Solaire has completed the construction and grid connected a 27 MW solar power project in India
  • Located in Parbhani district of Maharashtra, the project will sell clean power to MSEDCL for INR 2.71 per kWh tariff
  • It uses 81,840 solar modules each with a power output of 330 W, the company informed

Technique Solaire has commissioned a 27 MW solar power plant in India’s Maharashtra making it the French company’s largest PV plant ever undertaken till date. It’s first project in India has 5.5 MW capacity and was commissioned in March 2017 in Uttarakhand.

The French solar PV project developer and EPC services provider won the 27 MW project through its subsidiary JLTM Energy India in a competitive auction organized by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) in May 2018. It  won the project for a INR 2.71 per kWh tariff Mercom India Research termed as the lowest solar tariff for a grid connected solar PV project in the state back then (see MSEDCL 1 GW Tender Results).

The Maharashtra project is located on over 40 hectares in the villages of Ratnapur and Manwath, within Parbhani district in a region where land is not too fertile. It deploys 81,840 solar modules with 330 W power output capacity. Financing worth €12 million came from Indian public sector bank, State Bank of India (SBI).

“We are very enthusiastic and involved in our development in India, a country-continent with colossal energy and environmental challenges,” said Julien Fleury, Co-founder and General Manager in charge of Operations at Technique Solaire. “This second project is 5 times more powerful than the first. It is also the largest photovoltaic power plant developed and built by the Technique Solaire group to date.”

Anu Bhambhani

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