World's largest wind-solar hybrid complex goes online in India
Wind and solar together. Author: Gerry Machen.
September 30 (Renewables Now) - India’s Adani Green Energy Ltd (BOM:541450) on Thursday announced the commissioning of a 600-MW wind-solar complex in Rajasthan, touted as the largest one of its kind globally.
The hybrid park is located in the city of Jaisalmer and consists of a photovoltaic (PV) farm with bifacial modules and single-axis tracking systems and co-located wind turbines.
Adani Green will run the huge complex through a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), selling its output at INR 2.69 (USD 0.033/EUR 0.034) per kWh. The Indian firm secured the capacity in a SECI tender for interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected projects in 2019.
In May, Adani Green brought online what it said was India’s first wind-solar farm in its home country – a 390-MW hybrid energy park in Jaisalmer. With the latest plant coming online, the Indian company’s portfolio of renewable parks in operation has increased to 6.7 GW, it noted.
Adani Green aims at having 45 GW of renewable power production capacity by 2030. Currently, its total renewable portfolio, including projects under development and construction, stands at 20.4 GW.
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