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Satcon Partners with Wipro EcoEnergy for 40 Megawatts of PV Plant Development in India

Wipro EcoEnergy has been active in signing up a number of EPC contracts for projects allotted under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission and under the Gujarat state policy. Sources have told Panchabuta that Wipro EcoEnergy is one of the most competitively priced solution in the market and about 10-15% lower than the best price offered by other reputable Solar EPC companies.

NexPower in April signed an agreement for the  supply of  36MW silicon thin-film modules to Wipro EcoEnergy.

In May this year, Du Pont Apollo Limited (DuPont Apollo) announced that it has entered a strategic supply agreement with Wipro EcoEnergy, the cleantech business of Wipro Limited, India’s leading global technology solutions company, to supply high-performance, silicon-based thin film tandem photovoltaic (PV) modules for Wipro EcoEnergy’s upcoming grid-based solar power projects.

Satcon Technology Corporation®(NASDAQ CM: SATC), a leading provider of utility-scale power conversion solutions for the renewable energy market, today announced that it has been selected by Wipro EcoEnergy for a total of 40 megawatts (MW) of PV plant development over multiple utility-scale sites in India. Wipro EcoEnergy will leverage Satcon’s PowerGate Plus 500 kW inverter for these installations, which constitute the largest privately developed solar projects in India to date.

“In the rapidly growing Indian economy there is a strong demand for reliable and affordable electricity and we are now uniquely positioned to provide that energy security,” said G.K. Prasanna, Senior Vice President and Global Head at Wipro EcoEnergy. “Wipro is best positioned to help make India one of the world’s leading solar power markets. Partnering with a leader in utility-scale solar power solutions like Satcon will help us deliver world-class solar energy solutions across India.”

Satcon’s PowerGate Plus inverters are the industry’s most deployed large-scale inverter solutions, with over 2.5 gigawatts (GW) sold worldwide. All of Satcon’s solutions include advanced utility-ready features to enable simplified grid interconnection, and can be easily integrated into SCADA systems through standardized communication interfaces. Wipro EcoEnergy will be providing turnkey design, procurement, construction and commissioning, as well as real-time remote infrastructure monitoring, operations, and maintenance for these facilities.

“With its high insolation and its energy deficit of 10 to 15 percent, India is poised to become a strong solar market,” said Steve Rhoades, Satcon’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Wipro’s projects mark an important step forward for India’s solar industry. We are excited to team up with one of the world leaders in advanced technology solutions, and look forward to working closely with Wipro to further develop India’s utility-scale solar industry.”


  1. This information by sources is not entirely correct representation of facts without quoting for indicated cost range.Costs may be equal to the best providers at best.
    correct EPC costs for MW scale plants higher than 1 MW are running in range of 12-13.5 crores / MW with class I module company products.

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