Canada-based solar energy equipment supplier SkyPower has awarded engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to Sterling and Wilson to build 350MW (AC) solar projects in India.
Under the contract, Sterling and Wilson will begin the construction of 150MW of projects in the state of Madhya Pradesh and 200MW of solar facilities in Telangana, in Q3-Q4 of 2016.
The contract also includes operation and maintenance of the planned solar projects.
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."
In February 2016, SkyPower signed four power purchase agreements (PPA) of 50MW each with Telangana, while three PPA were signed with Madhya Pradesh in October 2015.
Government of Madhya Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Department Principal Secretary Manu Shrivastava said: "Madhya Pradesh Government and Madhya Pradesh New & Renewable Energy Department (MPNRED) would extend all cooperation for timely execution of SkyPower projects in the state.
"Almost 1,500MW of projects have been installed in the state in 2015-16, and execution of SkyPower projects would further supplement the achievements of Madhya Pradesh in the field of renewable energy."
SkyPower expects the projects to contribute to the India’s aim to have 100GW of installed solar capacity by 2022.
Sterling and Wilson has deployed about 1GW of solar energy projects in India. It has already commissioned approximately 150MW of solar projects across Southeast Asia and Africa.
Image: India aim to have 100GW of installed solar capacity by 2022. Photo: courtesy of Naypong/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net.