ABB in India and Welspun Energy, have together installed about 700 MW of solar photovoltaic projects across several states in India like Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. This includes a key project of 52 MW for Maharashtra State Generation Company at Baramati, which was the first ever PPP (public-private partnership) project in the industry, in the country.
“By setting up large scale solar capacities across the country we are supporting India’s developmental needs through clean energy. This is essential if we want to power our industries sustainably and meet our renewable energy targets. 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, Welspun Energy. “ABB offers quality, reliability, efficiency and a well entrenched network, all of which are critical to minimizing the long-term risks of solar installations.”
ABB is the leading global supplier of solar photovoltaic (PV) inverters and over half the 5.1 GW inverters installed in India are from ABB. Inverters form the heart of any solar installation. They 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. ABB has supplied its reliable PVS800 central inverters to Welspun Energy’s solar projects. The inverter has one of the highest efficiencies available in the market.
“We look forward to a continuing collaboration with forward looking customers such as Welspun Energy, who are the pioneers in the clean energy space in the country. We are privileged to be associated with this key customer,” said Sanjeev Sharma, Managing Director, ABB in India. “India and solar power are core focus areas in ABB’s globa next level strategy. Our expertise and attention to developing local engineering competence positions us well to partner India through Welspun Energy in its growth ambitions. We look forward to contributing to initiatives such as Make in India, power to all and 100 GW of solar power by 2022.”
ABB pioneered manufacturing of solar inverters in India and has quickly become the market leader in an industry that is poised for immense growth in the short term. Photovoltaic generated power steadily approaching grid parity in many countries and will change the energy mix in the long term. ABB central inverters range from 100 kW to 2,000 kW and are optimized for cost-efficient multi-megawatt power plants. They improve reliability, efficiency and are easy to install. Barring photovoltaic cells, ABB solutions span the entire energy value chain – be it generation, conversion, stabilization and integration. ABB has also introduced the latest 1500 VDC technology for solar inverters which helps to reduce overall CAPEX and OPEX for solar PV installations