Chinese inverter supplier Sungrow will be catering to Avaada Energy’s 650 MW order through its local manufacturing facility in Bengaluru with an annual capacity of 3 GW. (Photo Credit: Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd.)
- Avaada Energy has contracted Sungrow to supply it inverters for solar power projects scheduled to come up in 2020
- The 650 MW order is for 1500V 3.125 central inverter solution for flat ground mounted projects
- Sungrow says the high DC/AC ratio of over 1.4 and the flexible 6.25 MW or 12.5 MW block design can help minimize the system cost and be widely utilized in India
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Global solar PV inverter supplier Sungrow has struck a big deal in the growing Indian market with a 650 MW supply contract with Avaada Energy, an independent power producer (IPP). The Indian company will deploy the devices of the Chinese inverter company for its upcoming PV projects in 2020. It it targets a total of 11 GW of installed renewable energy capacity by 2025; so far it has commissioned 2 GW.
Under the deal, Sungrow will supply its 1500V 3.125 MW central inverter solution to be used for flat ground mounted solar power plants. With the high DC/AC ratio of over 1.4 and the flexible 6.25 MW or 12.5 MW block design, the solution is claimed to help minimize the system cost and be widely utilized in India. Delivery schedule and financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Chinese company claims to have more than 10 GW of 1500V inverter solutions installed globally. In 2018, it opened its first international factory in India’s Bengaluru with an annual capacity of 3 GW (see Sungrow Opens India Inverter Factory).
“We value Sungrow’s proven performance record worldwide and are delighted to partner with Sungrow to supply numerous landmark projects in India. Sungrow’s 1500V turnkey solution perfectly match our demand when we take a holistic comparison regarding the 650 MW projects,” said Chairman of Avaada Group, Vineet Mittal.
Avaada Energy raised INR 10 billion in equity financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), FMO and DEG in April 2019 to fund its 2.4 GW renewable energy portfolio (see Avaada Raises INR 10bn As Equity).