juwi Group Completes a 135 MW Solar Project in Karnataka

The juwi Group, a German developer and engineering procurement & construction (EPC) company, has built a 135 MW DC utility-scale solar power project for Energon Soleq Ravi India Power Resources Pvt Ltd in the state of Karnataka.

The project is spread across 243 hectares and is located near the village of Guttigoli in Karnataka’s Belgaum district.

juwi India will also be responsible for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the solar power project, which is expected to generate more than 226 million kWh of electricity every year. It is estimated that approximately 122,743 tons of carbon dioxide emission will be cut annually with the help of this solar project.

“Utility scale solar PV has become the cost-effective source of energy in many parts of the world. The high-quality construction of the 135 MW solar project emphasizes our striving for operational excellence in EPC,” Stephan Hansen, the COO of juwi said in a media statement.

Currently, juwi India has a total O&M portfolio of 347 MW and is expected to cross 500 MW by the end of this year.

Recently, the company also bagged a 250 MW EPC contract for building three utility-scale PV projects in South Africa. In Australia, juwi has expanded its solar PV project development activities and has entered into utility scale solar projects in Victoria and New South Wales. The company recently launched a request for proposals seeking to acquire large-scale solar projects from developers and landowners in the respective states.

According to the Mercom India Solar Project Tracker, Karnataka has an installed large-scale solar capacity of over 5.1 GW and a development pipeline of ~1.6 GW, making it the leading solar state in the country.

Nitin is a staff reporter at Mercomindia.com and writes on renewable energy and related sectors. Prior to Mercom, Nitin has worked for CNN IBN, India News, Agricultural Spectrum and Bureaucracy Today. He received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Communication from Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University and Master’s degree in International Relations from Jindal School of International Affairs. More articles from Nitin Kabeer