Renewable energy major Siemens Gamesa said it has bagged a project to develop India’s first large-scale commercial hybrid wind solar project, where a 28.8 MW solar facility will be connected to an existing 50 MW wind farm in Karnataka.
The WiSH (Wind Solar Hybrid) project constitutes the hybridisation of an existing 50 MW wind farm with 28.8 MW solar power plant. As part of the contract, Siemens Gamesa would provide a complete turnkey EPC solution that includes engineering and design of the solar farm, supply of inverters, erection and commissioning of the 28.8 MW photovoltaic solar farm in hybrid with the existing Wind farm. The project is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2017.
“This is a very important milestone for our young organisation. As the first large commercial level hybrid project in the country, we are proud to have initiated this new phase of renewable energy which ensures optimal harnessing of both wind and solar energy technologies. This integrated approach will certainly place renewable energy in a new light thus ensuring maximum advantage for its investors,” said Ramesh Kymal, Chairman and Managing Director, Siemens Gamesa India.
K.V.Sajay, Executive Vice President, Solar Business unit, Siemens Gamesa India said, “With the potential of hybrid at around 15 GW in India, it will be the perfect techno-commercial solution for ensuring the best optimal outcome of renewable energy systems. We are seeing growing interest among the customers in adopting this form of integrated renewable energy system to complement their energy needs. This trend is certainly boosting our confidence as we are seen as a trusted energy partner for their end to end energy solutions.”
Siemens Gamesa’s capabilities in the solar value chain include solar EPC solutions for MW scale solar projects, distributed generation based solar EPC, off-grid and Hybrid solutions besides continuing to expand its Inverter Solutions.
The merger between Gamesa and Siemens Wind Power became effective on 3rd April this year.