Enphase Energy to Set Up 4.5MW Solar PV Plant in India

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Making an entry into India’s utility-scale PV segment, global energy technology company and solar microinverter provider Enphase Energy will install a 4.5 MW solar PV power plant in the country using Waaree Enphase AC modules. Located in Hosapet, Bengaluru, this solar power plant is claimed to be the largest Enphase microinverter-based solar installation globally.

Occupying 18 acres and powered by 13,235 Enphase Energy microinverters, the solar PV system is expected to provide more than 7500 MWh of clean power annually to businesses in the state of Karnataka through a mix of short- and long-term power purchase agreements. The combination of Waaree’s monocrystalline solar PV modules with Enphase microinverters attached to the back will make the installation of 13,235 solar modules easier and faster than with conventional solar system components.

Diwakar Soltec, an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm based in Hosapet, India is due to commission the system in July 2018.

As part of its expansion plans into India, Enphase has also appointed Ramesh SubbaRao as vice president and general manager, India commercial operations. SubbaRao will oversee Enphase’s commercial operations in the India region, with a focus on the country’s dominant commercial and industrial (C&I) segment.

Last year in December, Enphase Energy had announced the opening of its first R&D centre in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Together with installation partner RenxSol Ecotech, a Bengaluru-based solar solutions provider, it installed microinverters at a 1MW solar rooftop plant in Bengaluru.