The contracts are for seven 50MW projects, amounting to 200MW in Telangana and 150MW in Madhya Pradesh.

Construction on the projects is due to start in the second half of this year.

Sterling and Wilson has already installed approximately 1GW of solar energy projects in India alone, with a workforce of 3,500 across Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

SkyPower president and CEO Kerry Adler said: "The signing of these EPC and O&M agreements with Sterling and Wilson is an important milestone toward the timely execution of our awarded projects and fulfillment of our commitment to generating a brighter future for India through developing clean solar power."

Sterling and Wilson Solar & Electrical Division President Bikesh Ogra said: "Sterling and Wilson is proud to be selected to execute SkyPower’s projects in India.

"SkyPower’s world-class construction and O&M requirements and standards are stringent, and our selection is a testament to Sterling and Wilson’s capabilities and stellar reputation in India and abroad."

The development of solar photovoltaic projects by SkyPower contributes to the Government of India’s 100GW solar target for 2022.

The company has over 30 utility-scale solar PPAs representing over $80bn worth of long-term renewable energy sales to utilities and governments worldwide.