Although much of this new energy demand is currently expected to be met through coal, the amount of energy provided by solar is expected to grow significantly1.
In 2017, UKCI announced that it had partnered with a major global solar developer – Lightsource BP – to support the build-out of green infrastructure in India.
The greenfield construction project was both UKCI’s and Lightsource BP’s first in India and represented a unique opportunity for two UK firms to share industry-leading best practices of risk mitigation and management across project development, construction and operation in the rapidly expanding market.
In less than six months, more than 200,000 ground-mounted solar photovoltaic panels were successfully installed over 240 acres of nonarable land. In addition to demonstrating the accessibility of the Indian market to international renewables developers, Lightsource BP’s and UKCI’s investment enabled the sharing of knowledge and skills – helping to build local capability and capacity in the early-stage Indian renewables market.
All information current as at October 2019, unless otherwise stated.