Powering the Future: SMA’s Solar Project Illuminates Lives in India

We are experiencing intensifying climate change events year after year, and today it has become a core survival need to find alternate sources of energy that are emission-free and limitless. That’s where the evolution of solar power generation technologies comes across as the best chance that the planet has. With solar energy being abundantly available in most parts of the world, especially in Indian states like Gujarat, there is excellent potential to harness this clean power source to meet the general public’s and industries needs. Sunkon Energy Pvt. Ltd has amply demonstrated this ability in an endeavor where SMA’s equipment was used to set up a 10MW pilot project. Let’s dive into the details of this remarkable project that illuminated thousands of lives and exemplifies India’s future of sustainable energy generation.

Sunkon Energy Pvt Ltd. (10MW): A solar marvel in Gujarat

One of the most remarkable projects commissioned by SMA India is Sunkon Energy Pvt Ltd, in the state of Gujarat, India. It is a 10MW solar power project developed as a pilot initiative under the Government of Gujarat’s Solar Power Policy 2009. The plant has been divided into two blocks of 5MW each, the first commissioned on 23rd May 2012 and the second on 26th December 2012. The Sunkon project is a glittering addition to India’s rapidly evolving clean energy landscape and is powered by SMA’s outdoor inverters, Sunny Central 800kw, 12 Numbers.

Illuminating Lives: The impact of SMA’s solar project

Since its commissioning, the Sunkon Energy plant has produced nearly 165 GWh of clean energy. This humongous energy output led to a bridging energy crisis in the region’s remote villages and empowered common citizens. By contributing to fulfilling India’s growing energy demands, the project has facilitated thousands of people to enjoy access to reliable and sustainable energy.

The Sunkon solar project has led to an estimated annual reduction of about 15,772 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year, and the plant is playing a pivotal role in combating climate change caused by greenhouse gases. This mighty feat perfectly aligns with the national vision of a greener future and sustainable development.

Overcoming challenges with SMA’s technology

Gujarat is a region that has been subjected to extreme weather events, and the solar project faced a major challenge when typhoon “Tauktae” hit in May 2021. The cyclone was quite powerful and caused widespread damage. This also put SMA’s inverters to the ultimate test, and it is a testimony to the excellent quality of SMA’s products that the inverters withstood the cyclonic force, demonstrating durability and reliability under all scenarios. Even amidst budget worries, the importance of investing in superior quality products was underscored in ensuring solar installations’ longevity and resilience.

Inspiring lessons: When there is a will, there is a way too

Through this impeccable project, SMA and Sunkon Energy team has proved that determination and perseverance can overcome any obstacle. Recommissioning the plant after the cyclone ‘Tauktae’ was a nerve-wracking and exhilarating experience. Even though there was extensive damage, the Sunkon team worked with SMA’s service team to restore the plant’s operations efficiently.


SMA’s solar project at Sunkon Energy Pvt Ltd is a prime example of the difference that cutting-edge technology and sustainable solutions can make to individuals and communities. By harnessing solar energy, SMA has made a positive and lasting impact on the Indian energy sector. SMA installations are helping users meet energy needs and cutting CO2 emissions. As SMA goes on to set new benchmarks in the photovoltaic industry, achievements like the Sunkon Energy project will reiterate SMA’s vision and commitment to renewable energy and pave the path for a brighter tomorrow!


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