ReNew Power, a renewable energy project developer, has announced the commissioning of its 172 MW (143 MW AC) solar project at Dichipally, Telangana. The project was developed under the Telangana State Solar Policy (Group 2).
The 172 MW project uses tracking systems from Arctech Solar alongside more than 520,000 high‑efficiency, multi-crystalline silicon solar modules from Hareon Solar. The project is spread over approximately 1,100 acres of land and is connected to the Dichipally substation in Telangana via a 220 kV transmission line.
“We are pleased to strengthen our leadership position in the state of Telangana and contribute to its mission to tap into its solar potential. The Dichipally solar farm was commissioned in partnership with Hareon Solar and is the largest solar plant in Telangana. The successful commissioning of this project will go a long way to enhance our already successful relationship with Hareon Solar, one of our valued partners since 2015,” said Parag Sharma, chief operating officer at ReNew Power.
“India is one of the world leaders in the renewable energy revolution and we are proud to collaborate with our trusted partner ReNew Power. With the successful commissioning of the Dichipally Project, Hareon’s PV power plant investments outside (of) China have (now) exceeded 600 MW, across 9 countries, in four continents. We look forward to expanding our global collaboration with ReNew Power in this very dynamic industry,” said Dr. Jie Zhang, CEO of Hareon International.
“We are delighted to work with our business partner ReNew Power to complete such a magnificent project all together in India. This project will definitely be marked as one of the most classic cases among all (of) the Indian solar power projects,” said Allen Cao, managing director of Arctech Solar India
According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, ReNew Power initially won the contract by quoting a tariff of ₹5.5949 (~$0.087)/kWh. A 25-year power purchase agreement for the entire 172 MW of capacity has been signed with the Northern Power Distribution Company of Telangana Ltd.
Image credit: Hareon Solar
Saumy is a senior staff reporter with MercomIndia.com covering business and energy news since 2016. Prior to Mercom, Saumy was a copy editor at Thomson Reuters. Saumy earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University. More articles from Saumy Prateek.