Three solar power projects constructed by Mahindra EPC (engineering, procurement and construction), have been recognised by the Central Government’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy for early commissioning of solar power projects.

The 5MW Solar PV power project constructed by Mahindra EPC for Mahindra Solar One near Jodhpur, Rajasthan, has been listed in the top slot under the merit list for Phase I, Batch I. In addition, two projects constructed by the company for Fonroche, France, with a capacity of 5MW and 15MW near Bikaner, Rajasthan, have been listed as first and third, respectively, on the merit list for early commissioning for Phase I, Batch II.

“India’s installed capacity for grid connected solar projects has crossed 1,500 MW and several projects have been commissioned ahead of schedule in Batch II of Phase I of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission,” said Farooq Abdullah, Minister, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

Basant Jain, CEO, Mahindra EPC said in a statement, “We have commissioned 60 MW of solar projects in four months.”

According to Parag Shah, Managing Partner at Mahindra Partners and Head of Mahindra Cleantech Ventures, “We have identified the renewable energy sector as a future growth driver for the Mahindra Group and have plans to develop 500 MW of solar power projects between our solar EPC and solar project development arms over the next three years, both within India and in the overseas markets.”

The three solar PV power plants put together are equipped to supply 45 million units of clean, green energy annually .