Sterling and Wilson, ranked 9th largest solar EPC and the only Indian EPC in the top 10 globally by IHS research, has been bestowed with the prestigious Inter-solar Award 2015 in the utility scale category at this year’s exhibition in Mumbai, India. The award was presented for the company’s path breaking work in developing a large 11 MWp Solar Power Plant in Solapur, Maharashtra on total turnkey EPC basis under JNNSM Phase II Batch I. The company received the prestigious award during a ceremony on November 18th 2015, the first day of India’s largest trade show for the solar industry this year.
Commissioned in 2015, the plant is spread across 45.5 acres of land with 36,000 polycrystalline modules.The solar plant powers close to 18000 Indian homes and displaces approximately 14000 tons of CO2 which is equivalent to taking around 30,000 cars off the road. Sterling & Wilson offered a turnkey service in terms of land, permits and putting up the evacuation on time for the project. The project also created over 300 jobs thereby contributing to the economy at large.
The prize, which is being presented for the eighth time running, honors innovative solutions and path breaking projects in the solar industry. Highly regarded in the industry, the award serves as a barometer of trends. The jury of this third party award consists of industry experts, such as solar research organizations and leading trade media, and institutions like IITs from India.
Bikesh Ogra, President, Sterling and Wilson, Electrical & Solar Business proudly comments, “The Intersolar award is highly recognized within the global solar industry. This achievement is a great testament to our on-site execution initiatives and the efforts of our business, procurement, engineering and construction teams to continue winning challenges thrown at us by the sector in India as tariffs keep plummeting. This is also another clear indicator of our premium and thought leadership position in the Indian solar market as being the only top-tier EPC to be able to execute EPC projects on total turnkey basis – including land and development permits within record times. This is a stellar accolade to receive, right at a time when the central government is churning out large utility scale bids at the fastest pace the industry has seen in the last few years, strengthening our resolve to be able to provide similar value to our prospective clients going forward.”
Sterling & Wilson is India’s leading MEP and Solar EPC Company with over 400 MW of installed solar plants in India and another 1500 MW in pipeline across the globe. The company has a strong presence internationally in Middle East, Africa, South East Asia, and Latin America.