Abengoa, the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, has completed the first solar-thermal power plant in India, with a 3 MW capacity, for the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai. The project required an investment of around four million dollars.
Abengoa was responsible for the design and engineering, the supply and the start-up of this power plant located in Gwal Pahari in the state of Haryana, some 35 kilometers from New Delhi. The plant uses a field of parabolic trough solar collectors developed by Abengoa.
This is the first plant of this kind developed in India and will supply clean and efficient electricity to around one thousand homes. This initiative forms part of the program promoted by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of the Indian government to encourage R&D projects that it hopes will achieve grid parity by 2022.
This project represents one more step in Abengoa’s consolidation of its leadership position in developing efficient technologies in the environment and energy sectors, and as a leader in the design and management of solar thermal plants, which includes the manufacture of critical solar field components for power plants around the world.