Gamesa Corp Tecnologica SA won an order to develop 23 megawatts of solar power in India, the second photovoltaic contract for Spain’s biggest wind turbine maker.
The order comes from clean energy firm New Era Enviro and is for engineering, procurement and construction of three solar power plants in the southern state of Telangana, Gamesa said Thursday in an e-mailed statement. The projects in the towns of Bujarampet, Ellanthakunta and Mankondur amount to 5 megawatts, 10 megawatts and 8 megawatts respectively.
Gamesa, which has installed more than 2,270 megawatts of wind turbines in India, said it’s branching out into developing solar plants because it fits with the manufacturer’s “strategic goal” to explore businesses that complement the wind industry. Its first solar project was a 10-megawatt plant in July that’s now operational, also in India.
Gamesa expects to perform the engineering work, procure the photovoltaic inverters and commission the facilities in the first quarter of this year. New Era Enviro will supply the solar panels and structures, according to the statement.