Adani eyes Australian solar plant

09-Feb-2016 # ActEast Source: India Inc

India’s port-to-power and energy conglomerate, the Adani Group, is looking at constructing a utility-size solar power project in Australia’s Queensland province.

Jayant Parimal, chief executive of the group’s renewable energy business, said: “We have applied for a licence (to set up a large solar project) but it would be too premature to comment on anything more.”

The group’s renewable energy arm, which has a 40MW solar power plant, will also scale its capacity to 800 MW by March 2016, Parimal revealed during the India-Australia Energy Dialogue led by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

While Adani specialises in developing coal-powered installations, the company has also invested resources in renewable energy — planning utility-scale PV sites in Jharkhand, and Andhra Pradesh, among others.

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