SunLink and Ganges Internationale have partnered to speed up the deployment of solar power capacity in India.

US-based SunLink is pushing forward with the White House commitment that it agreed to in June this year to help renewable energy deployment in India, with plans to assisting the country achieve its target of 175GW of installed renewable energy by 2022.

The company has now entered into a joint venture with local Indian engineering company Ganges Internationale to support over the deployment of 1.4 GW of solar PV in the country over the next five years.

Under the terms of the deal, Ganges will manufacture, install and provide operation and maintenance (O&M) services for SunLink’s TechTrack single-axis trackers.

Meanwhile, SunLink will give Ganges and its customers access to its PowerCare engineering services and VERTEX software platform.

SunLink is currently working with Ganges on a tracker project in the Northwest of Bengaluru city, Karnataka state. Several more joint schemes are in their design stages.

SunLink CEO Michael Maulick said: “India Prime Minister Modi’s goal of 175GW by 2022 is ambitious and requires a fast-track for successful implementation.

“As I shared with Mr. Modi when he visited the U.S. in June, we believe that the combination of local, respected experts like Ganges Internationale with SunLink’s internationally deployable tracker technology and engineering excellence provides precisely the formula for success he is seeking."

Ganges Internationale CEO Vinay Goyal said: “Ganges has demonstrated a commitment to solar energy by diversifying our business to become a major provider of fixed tilt systems in India.

“Integrating SunLink’s tracker technology with our well-established manufacturing capabilities promises to bring not only more local jobs but increased solar capacity to help meet our country’s clean energy goals.”

Image: SunLink Corporation and Ganges Internationale begin joint venture. Photo: Courtesy of worradmu/