Greentech Lead Asia: Advanced Energy Industries has
signed a sales and service agreement with Bergen Group to service the Indian
photovoltaic (PV) market.
Under the present partnership, the company has set up a 1
MW ground-mount array in Kalanaur, Haryana, India.
“We are excited to be working with AE Solar Energy
and look forward to bringing the company’s high quality and reliable
utility-scale inverters as well as service and support offerings to the rapidly
expanding Indian solar PV market,” said Rajinder Kumar, managing director
and chairman, Bergen Group.
The Indian PV market has potential due to its demand for
energy, driven by its expanding economy, and supported by the Jawaharlal Nehru
National Solar Mission and its goal of 20GW of installed solar power by 2020.
This demand for renewable, clean sources of energy
strongly aligns with AE Solar Energy’s expertise in lowering the levelized cost
of energy (LCOE) for project owners and off-takers. Together with Bergen, AE
Solar Energy will deliver inverter and energy service solutions that provide
utilities with confidence that their PV projects will deliver on long-term
“We’re excited to expand our business into India and
partner with Bergen Group. AE Solar Energy underwent an in-depth selection
process to determine the right partner for our move into this important market
for solar energy, and we strongly believe we have chosen wisely,” said
Gordon Tredger, president, AE Solar Energy.
The 1 MW ground-mount array in Kalanaur, utilizes two AE
500kW utility-scale inverters. The AE inverter architecture provides
utility-scale grid-tied PV systems with high efficiency, lower balance of
system (BoS) costs and grid-integration controls.
Recently, the Bergen Group, supported by AE Solar Energy,
exhibited at the India Solar Summit in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
The Bergen Group sees great opportunity in the Indian PV
market. It will provide strong after sales support for installation,
commissioning, warranty, and annual maintenance contracts.