PVTIME - In cooperation with India’s ReNew
Power, the world’s leading solar technology company LONGi has supplied 72MW of
its high efficiency Mono PERC modules to the Pavagada Solar Park, the world’s
biggest solar park, in Karnataka’s Pavagada.
The Pavagada Park, located in the Tumakuru district of Karnataka and
developed by the Karnataka Solar Park Development Corporation (KSPDCL), a joint
venture between the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and Karnataka
Renewable Energy (KREDL), is now fully operational and generating power. ReNew
Power won the bid to build a 300MW solar plant as part of the Pavagada Solar
Park in 2018.
ReNew had initially planned to use polycrystalline modules, but later
decided to opt for deployment of Monocrystalline PERC modules in significant
portion of the Plant. This was in recognition of high efficiency and LCOE
optimization characteristics of Mono PERC technology. With a total capacity of
2,050 MW, the Pavagada Solar Park was conceptualized in February 2015 and began
construction in January 2016, spanning over 13,000 acres of land. The park is
divided into eight blocks, each of 250 MW, and has dedicated high voltage
supply lines, pooling stations, and a pooling substation for evacuation. LONGi
signed a framework agreement with ReNew in late 2019 to supply its newly
released HiMO PERC modules for installation at various other sites in India
developed by the company.
“India has great potential to ramp up solar power generation in the near
future and the framework agreement is expected to inject new momentum into the
solar market in the region. This agreement represents a “win-win” situation for
the two leading solar companies, and will effectively accelerate the
development of renewable energy in India and the world“ said Sumant Sinha, Chairman & MD, ReNew Power.
“ReNew plays a pivotal role in meeting India’s growing energy demands. We
believe that the ongoing cooperation with the company will deliver more clean
energy to India and further improve the sustainable development of renewable
energy in the world.” said Zhong Baoshen,
Chairman of LONGi Group.
ReNew Power, established by Sumant Sinha in 2011, is India’s largest
renewable energy IPP (Independent Power Producer), with capacity of more than
8GW, (commissioned and in pipeline). LONGi started cooperation with ReNew in
2017 and had, by mid-2019, supplied the company with 100MW of solar modules.