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SunEdison commissions 146 Mw of solar power in south India

Plans to develop more than 1,500 megawatts of solar and wind energy power plants in India over the next 18 months

BS Reporter  |  Chennai 

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Renewable energy development company SunEdison said that it has successfully commissioned 146 megawatts DC of solar power plants in the southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

The company plans to develop more than 1,500 megawatts of solar and wind energy power plants in India over the next 18 months, and is committed to developing, financing, and building 15.2 gigawatts of renewable energy in the country by 2022.

Pashupathy Gopalan, president, SunEdison India said, "SunEdison has built more than 470 megawatts of renewable energy in India so far, propelling the country towards its goal of installing 175 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2022."

The energy from the solar power plants will be sold to local distribution and private corporations, and should provide 25-years of cost effective, emission free electricity.

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First Published: Fri, February 05 2016. 21:14 IST