First Solar and Green Infra partner on India solar power project

6 September 2012 (Last Updated September 6th, 2012 18:30)

First Solar has signed a deal to supply thin-film solar modules for a 25MW power project developed by Green Infra in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

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First Solar has signed a deal to supply thin-film solar modules for a 25MW power project developed by Green Infra in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

The project is part of India's Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, which aims to install 20,000MW of solar generating capacity in the country by 2022.

Sujoy Ghosh, First Solar India country head, said India is on its way to become one of the leading nations in the solar energy sector.

"Our latest project with Green Infra is a significant project under the National Solar Mission that will help India meet its energy security needs," Ghosh added.

The project is expected to produce 46 million kW/h of clean electricity per year, equivalent to the annual electricity needs of more than 19,000 average Indian households, and to displace more than 44,000 metric tons of CO² per year based on national averages.

Ghosh continued: "Large-scale solar photovoltaic power plants are the key to achieving economies of scale and reducing the cost of solar electricity for everyone."

Shivanand Nimbargi, Green Infra managing director and CEO, said: "We are pleased to partner with First Solar again for this critical project."


Image: First Solar will supply thin-film solar modules to the project in India. Photo: courtesy of First Solar.