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Schneider Electric India powers 2 GW of solar capacity in India, targets 2.5 GW by March 2017

Schneider Electric India – a global specialist in energy management and automation – has announced that it has powered more than 2 Giga watts (GW) of solar capacity in India through its range of inverters, transformers and other medium-voltage equipment commissioned across solar projects in India under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) & other schemes. India’s cumulative solar capacity has crossed 10,000 MW, 20% of which is flowing through Schneider Electric’s equipment.

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 the states of Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha, Bihar, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

Schneider Electric Solar presence in the sector has grown over 50% in 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. This has been due to the rapid growth in the sector given the Government’s commitment to achieving a target of 100 GW of solar power by 2022 and its focus on clean sources of energy and reducing carbon emissions.

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