ABB has received $18m worth of contracts in India to provide plant electrification, automation and substation solutions for solar power plants with combined power generation capacity of 850MW.

Being developed in the Indian states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, the projects are a part of the country’s effort to boost renewable energy.

India based firm Adani Group has awarded contract under which ABB will be responsible for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of the electrification and automation systems, the pooling stations and multiple substations for the 648MW solar plant in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu.

The contract scope also includes two 230kV and three 110kV substations which will connect the electricity generated to the local grid.

ABB Power Systems division president Claudio Facchin said: "This project exemplifies our power and automation system integration capabilities and reinforces our commitment to renewable energy, a key component ABB’s Next Level strategy."

The company will provide Symphony Plus control technology which will serve as the ‘unified automation platform’ for the power plant.

Earlier this year, the company has delivered several solar projects in India, expanding its business.

Till date, ABB delivered inverters in support of solar projects, which have a combined power generation capacity of 2GW, representing almost 50% of the country’s installed 4GW of capacity, CleanTechnica said citing a report.

Solar power accounts to only 1.45% of the country’s total 276GW installed power generation capacity.

India has set a target to have additional 10GW of installed capacity by 2017 and 100GW of installed solar capacity by 2022 with a potential investment of around $100bn.

ABB offers solar inverters, low-voltage products, monitoring and control systems, grid connection, stabilization and integration technologies, as well as complete electrical balance of plant and automation solutions.

The firm is also engaged in providing range of support and maintenance services such as remote operations and diagnostics.