Siemens Gamesa has announced the commissioning of 3.375 MW of wind-solar hybrid power pilot project for NTPC.
This being smart grid based renewable energy’s (SGRE’s) first hybrid project for the thermal power giant.
The Wind Solar Hybrid project consists of an SG 2.0-114 wind turbine in hybrid with 1.375 MW High Efficiency HiT solar panels, which was executed in Bijapur District in Karnataka.
This is the first pilot renewable energy hybrid project in the country that was developed from the engineering design stage by Siemens Gamesa.
Siemens Gamesa handled the entire infrastructure needed to operate the project together with the supply, erection and commissioning of one unit of SG 2.0-114 wind turbine, and provided complete solar turnkey EPC solution that included engineering & design of the solar farm, supply of Gamesa Electric inverter, erection and commissioning of the 1.375 MW photovoltaic solar farm in hybrid with the wind turbine.
“The integrated approach of Hybrid brings in more muscle power for renewable energy projects thus elevating renewables to the status of mainstream energy source for the country,” Ramesh Kymal, CEO, Siemens Gamesa India, said.
The accumulated base installed by Siemens Gamesa recently topped the 5-GW mark. The company has two blade factories in Nellore in Andhra Pradesh, and Halol in Gujarat, a nacelle factory in Mamandur near Chennai in Tamil Nadu and a repair centre in Red Hills, Chennai in Tamil Nadu.