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Aditya Birla teams up with Dubai-based Abraaj Group for solar power plants

The firms are the latest companies to plan solar investments ahead of an expected boom in clean energy projects after the government hiked its solar energy target to 100 gigawatts by 2022.

Tommy Wilkes | October 7, 2015 | Updated 14:26 IST
Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla
Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla (Photo: Reuters)

Aditya Birla Group and Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj Group have agreed to invest jointly in building and operating new solar power plants in India, Abraaj said in a statement on Wednesday.

The firms are the latest companies to plan solar investments ahead of an expected boom in clean energy projects after the government hiked its solar energy target to 100 gigawatts by 2022, a 33-fold rise from current levels.

Aditya Birla and Abraaj will build a gigawatt scale platform that will bid for new solar projects tendered at national and state auctions, Abraaj said in the statement.

Abraaj will invest through one of its funds and Aditya Birla will invest through Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited. The companies did not detail the size of the planned investment.

(Reuters)

 

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