Welspun and ABB install 700 MW of solar projects

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Welspun Energy and ABB India installed about 700 MW of solar photovoltaic projects across India including states such as Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

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This includes a 52 MW solar project for Maharashtra State Generation Company at Baramati, the first ever PPP (public-private partnership) project in the country.

“We chose ABB as a bankable partner owing to its leadership in inverter technology, strong local presence and a robust service network which has helped us to synchronize our plants in a very short time, whilst meeting our robust quality standards,” said Vineet Mittal, managing director at Welspun Energy.

ABB has supplied its PVS800 central inverters to Welspun Energy’s solar projects. More than half the 5.1 GW inverters installed in India are from ABB, a supplier of solar photovoltaicPhotovoltaics (PV) is a term which covers the conversion of light into electricity using semiconducting materials that exhibit the photovoltaic effect, a phenomenon studied in physics, photochemistry, and electrochemistry. A typical photovoltaic system employs solar panels, each comprising a number of solar cells, which generate electrical power. PV installations may be ground-mounted, rooftop mounted or wall mounted. The mount may... (PV) inverters. Inverters are critical for maximizing the conversion of the DC (direct current) power captured by solar panels to electricity in a usable format that can be connected to the grid.

Sanjeev Sharma, managing director of ABB in India, said: “We look forward to contributing to initiatives such as Make in India, power to all and 100 GW of solar power by 2022.”

ABB central inverters range from 100 kW to 2,000 kW and are optimized for cost-efficient multi-megawatt power plants. ABB has also introduced the 1500 VDC technology for solar inverters which helps to reduce overall CAPEX and OPEX for solar PV installations.

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