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Equis Energy commissions 135MWp solar project in India

Annual generation output is pegged at 224,000 MWh/year.

Equis Energy, Asia-Pacific’s largest renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP), has commissioned its largest solar project, comprising 135.0 MWp of generation capacity in Bagalkot District of Karnataka State, India. Equis Energy has signed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

Nitin Apte, Equis Energy CEO, said, “Equis Energy has nearly a gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy in operation and under development in India and we are excited about the prospects for continued growth, delivering low-cost, clean energy to Indian consumers and businesses. Additionally, we are delighted the project was completed without a Lost Time Incident (injury) in over 1,000,000 person-hours worked.”

In Karnataka, for the first time Equis Energy deployed solar inverter technology, which delivers significant performance improvements and cost savings. The project has a generation output of approximately 224,000 megawatt hours per year (MWh/year), collectively supplying power equivalent to the annual needs of approximately 200,000 homes, as well as saving 220,000 tonnes of CO2.

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