Siemens Gamesa wins first order for a hybrid wind-solar project in India

• It also is the country's first large commercial hybrid project • The scope includes connecting a 28.8-MW solar facility to an existing 50-MW wind farm

Siemens Gamesa has been mandated to develop India's first large commercial hybrid wind-solar project, where a 28.8-MW solar facility will be connected to an existing 50-MW wind farm. This is the first project of its kind for the company and evidences its determination to explore business opportunities that add value for its customers.

Under the terms of the agreement reached with one of the country's leading independent operators, Siemens Gamesa will provide an end-to-end turnkey solution. Specifically, it will handle the design, engineering and commissioning of the new solar plant (including the supply of photovoltaic inverters made by Gamesa Electric) and its hybridisation with an existing wind farm, equipped with the Siemens Gamesa turbines. The project, located in the in the state of Karnataka, is scheduled to be up and running by the end of 2017.

"This is a very important milestone for our company. We are truly proud to be rolling out this new hybrid solution - namely the optimal combination of solar and wind power technology - on a commercial scale", underscored Ramesh Kymal, CEO of Siemens Gamesa's Onshore business in India, going on to add, "With a market potential of around 15 GW in India, our customers are increasingly interested in this type of integrated renewable system".
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About Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Siemens Gamesa is a leading provider of wind power products and solutions to customers around the globe. The company has installed products and technology in more than 90 countries, with a total installed base of close to 80GW and more than 25,000 employees. Siemens Gamesa offers one of the industry's broadest product portfolios, with both offshore and onshore technology as well as industry-leading service solutions, helping to make clean energy more affordable and reliable. The united company was created in 2017. Previously, Siemens Wind Power's history in the wind industry extends back to the early 1980s, and Gamesa's to 1994.

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