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Adani Group among top 15 global utility solar power developers

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Group has been named in the top 15 global utility developers that includes likes of First Solar, Total, and

Adani, ranked 12th, is the only Indian company on the list put out by Greentech Media, a business.

"We have only included companies that are active in developing projects in more than one country," it said in a report. "There are a number of developers active in single markets (predominantly China, and the US) that have developed more capacity than some of the companies covered in this report."

Top of the list is with an operational capacity of 4,619 MW and in-development capacity of 4,802 MW. has 788 MW of operational capacity and another 1,270 MW under development.

"is moving into the solar market with the development of the 140 MW Whyalla and 170 MW Rugby Run plants," said.

It "could potentially look to acquisitions to grow outside of the company had been rumoured to be interested in the acquisition of Energy," the report said.

Adani Renewables is targeting 10 GW of installed renewable power by 2022. The company currently has 12 MW of operational wind assets, as well as 788 MW of solar PV.

"The top 15 companies have an additional 33.5 GW of announced projects in the pipeline," it said.

First Solar, and Total have the largest project pipelines. has the fifth-largest portfolio, though the company is in the process of divesting much of its portfolio to other developers after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April 2016.

The report said the top 15 developers are globally diversified and 13 companies are active in developing projects in at least three regions around the world.

"Most of the largest developers are actively looking to develop projects outside of the well-established markets such as and that have provided much of the early growth in their portfolios. Very large-scale projects are now more achievable in emerging markets, particularly in the and Latin America," it said.

Also, several companies are moving toward a "build, sell and operate" model rather than keeping projects on their own books.

"This points toward an increasingly active secondary market for large-scale solar PV (photovoltaic) assets and an easy entry to the solar market for companies with money to spend," the report said.

Each of the top 15 global developers is actively participating in tenders for large-scale capacity around the world.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 20:30 IST