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BRIDGE TO INDIA introduces the first ‘SOLAR CASE STUDY’

We are pleased to announce a new addition to our portfolio of publications – BRIDGE TO INDIA ‘SOLAR CASE STUDY’. This is an effort to bring a greater degree of depth and transparency to the solar market in India.

  • Our case studies are aimed at EPCs, project developers, lenders, investors and policy-makers and intend to disseminate knowledge on solar projects that have already been executed
  • In our first case study, we examine a 36MWp project commissioned in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The project was developed by Giriraj Enterprises (a Malpani Group company) and the EPC was done by Sterling and Wilson
  • Through our case study series, we create the platform for developers, EPCs and component manufacturers to showcase their projects and skills to more than 12,000 industry readers across the globe

We believe that everyone in the market can benefit from having more knowledge about the projects that were already executed. Our case studies allow EPCs and component suppliers to compare notes, help project developers take more informed decisions, lenders to fine-tune their risk perceptions and give policy-makers some more on-ground input needed to adjust and improve the regulations. Over time, we aim to distil best practices.

Each of our case studies is sponsored by one of the stakeholders in the project. This does not give the sponsor any editorial rights and we stress the independence of our analysis. However, the sponsor can choose a project that he or she considers a particularly good project. A project, for example, that showcases a particular skill or functionality. We, in turn provide an independent review of the project and share that with the large Indian solar community through our various outreach channels.

In our first case study [Download here], we look at one of Rajasthan’s largest solar projects – a 36 MWp plant near Jodhpur owned by Giriraj Enterprises, a Malpani Group company. The plant was built and commissioned by one of India’s leading EPC companies – Sterling and Wilson. The case study provides an overview of the project, the site, the technology selection and timelines. The study also looks at the key challenges faced by the EPC contractor in working in the harsh desert climate of Rajasthan. Innovative solutions and best practices are also documented.

If you would like us to create a case study on one of your projects, please contact us at

Akhilesh Magal is Senior Manager, Consulting at BRIDGE TO INDIA.

1 comment

  • Great initiative Tobias, this will definitely help clear a lot of doubts for the new entrants in the Indian market.