Germany-based Belectric Solar & Battery has further increased its footprint in India by completing two large-scale PV rooftop projects with a combined capacity of 26 MWp. The 16 MWp system for Arvind Limited started full commercial operation in December 2018, while the other 10 MWp system, installed at Apollo Tyres’ facility in Chennai, commenced operation this month.
Claimed to be amongst Asia’s largest rooftop installations, these projects were developed by Singapore-based Cleantech Solar—solar energy solutions provider to corporate customers in Asia.
On behalf of Cleantech Solar, Belectric took control of the construction and commissioning of these large-scale projects. Both large-scale projects were constructed within six months while maintaining the highest Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) standards.
“We are particularly proud to have completed these large-scale projects not only on time and quality but also in accordance with our high European health and safety standards,” said Ingo Alphéus, CEO of Belectric Solar & Battery GmbH. “This underpins our strong position in the Indian EPC market, which is not only one of the largest and fastest growing solar markets but also one of the most challenging.”
“We are pleased to collaborate with Belectric, which has a proven track record in rooftop solar deployment and shares our values of delivering high performing systems with high HSE and quality standards,” said Raju Shukla, chairman and founder of Cleantech Solar.
Eyeing 1 GW by year-end
Beside these two projects, Belectric Photovoltaic India is building a ground-mounted solar farm with a total capacity of 250 MWAC.
“This solar plant in Karnataka is going to be the largest capacity installation we have ever done in India. Construction works are well underway and we anticipate full commercial operation in 2019,” said Jitendra Singh, CEO and Managing Director of Belectric Photovoltaic India while sharing the details.
“With this and further projects, we are making great progress towards achieving our target of one gigawatt of project allocations in India by the end of this year,” he added.
Belectric Photovoltaic India has been involved in solar projects in India since 2009, with an installed capacity of more than 370 MWp.