According to reports, Welspun Renewables Energy Private Ltd has announced the commissioning of a 19 MW solar power project in Karnataka. “Based in Chitradurga district, the project was awarded as twin solar projects of 8 MW and 11 MW. The 8 MW capacity was commissioned last year, while the balance 11 MW capacity has now been developed,” Welspun Renewables said in a statement. Also read: Why Asia’s power incumbents welcome solar disruption “We are committed to Karnataka’s energy security targets. As with our projects before, we have commissioned our 19 MW capacity project ahead of the scheduled date, thereby fulfilling on our commitment to deliver environment friendly and efficient energy into the state grids,” Vineet Mittal, Vice Chairman, Welspun Renewables said in the statement.
The solar installation has been developed by Welspun Renewables’s step down subsidiary Welspun Solar Kannada Private Ltd, under the Karnataka Solar policy 2011-16. Welspun Renewables has so far built up more than 600 MW solar and wind energy capacity. It plans to develop power projects pan-India, with existing projects located in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Punjab.