March 12 (Renewables Now) - Germany’s Belectric Solar & Battery GmbH has put on stream a 250-MW solar park in India’s Karnataka state on behalf of Finnish utility Fortum Oyj (HEL:FORTUM).
The photovoltaic (PV) farm consists of five individual power plants within the Pavagada solar park. It is the largest commissioned solar site by Belectric to date, the German firm said on Wednesday.
Fortum won the right to develop the 250-MW project in June 2018 and awarded contracts to Belectric in October later year. It contracted the German firm’s Indian arm, Belectric Photovoltaic India Pvt Ltd, to carry out the construction and commissioning works and deliver operation and maintenance services (O&M) to the plant.
“India is not only one of the largest PV markets but also one of the most challenging,” commented Ingo Alpheus, CEO of Belectric Solar. He added that the project was delivered to the client “in time and quality.”
According to the statement, Belectric India has been engaged as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor in 750 MWp of Indian solar projects since 2009.