Siemens Gamesa has won a new turnkey contract for a hybrid wind and solar facility in India.
A 28.8 MW solar facility will be connected to an existing 50 MW wind farm, representing the first project of its kind for Siemens Gamesa, the company says.
Under the terms of the agreement, reached with an independent operator, Siemens Gamesa will provide an end-to-end turnkey solution. Specifically, the company will handle the design, engineering and commissioning of the new solar plant (including the supply of photovoltaic inverters made by Gamesa Electric) and its hybridization with an existing wind farm, equipped with Siemens Gamesa turbines. The project, located in the state of Karnataka, is scheduled to be up and running by the end of this year.
“This is a very important milestone for our company. We are truly proud to be rolling out this new hybrid solution – namely, the optimal combination of solar and wind power technology – on a commercial scale,” says Ramesh Kymal, CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s onshore business in India.