Schneider Electric aids 2 GW solar power in India

Power automation player Schneider Electric India today said it has powered more than 2 GW of solar capacity in India through its range of equipment.

India?s cumulative solar capacity has crossed 10,000 MW, 20 per cent of which is flowing through Schneider Electric?s equipment, it said in a statement.

According to the statement, by March 2017, the company plans to supply and commission equipment for another 500 MW solar projects, increasing its share of total capacity to 2.5 GW.

The company is currently working on solar projects located in Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha, Bihar, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

Schneider Electric presence in the solar sector has grown over 50 per cent in the last one year.

In 2016 alone, the company supplied equipment for more than 500 MW of solar capacity, as against 1.5 GW in last four years, it said.

Currently, the company is supplying solar equipment and products from four plants — Bangalore, Baroda, Kolkata & Hyderabad — where it manufacturers solar equipment such as Solar Inverters, Ring Main Units upto 33kV, Inverter Trafo, Power Trafo, Medium Voltage HT Panels upto 33kV, and Charge controllers, it added


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