India is the fifth largest solar nation globally with over 50 GW of installed solar capacity. This is due to grow rapidly in following years as the country looks to achieve an ambitious goal of 500 GW of renewable energy power generation capacity by 2050. Key to India becoming a solar success story will be showing that PV power plants can provide a reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable alternative to traditional power generation sources. Putting the best processes in place and getting the fundamentals right during the project design, engineering, procurement, and construction phases is key to improving the competitiveness and reliability of solar PV technology.
To address the need for industry-wide best practices for EPC, SolarPower Europe joined forces with NSEFI, supported by the EU-India Clean Energy and Climate Partnership (CECP), to develop the Indian edition of the EPC Best Practice Guidelines. A joint Indian-European EPC working group was launched in September 2021, assembling 31 leading solar experts from India and Europe. The kick-off meeting was followed by a series of online working meetings, in which we updated the first edition of SolarPower Europe’s EPC Best Practice Guidelines to reflect the market and business conditions in India. The guide developed will help Indian solar stakeholders to improve the quality of the EPC segment. This document is aimed at EPC service providers and other parties involved in the construction of solar power plants such as asset owners and investors, lenders, technical advisors and other service providers. It will help to establish common standards and increase transparency in the sector.
The virtual event organised on 9th June launched the Indian edition of EPC Best Practice Guidelines for solar PV and also the launch of Report on enhancing Solar PV rooftop uptake in India through innovative EU business models