First Solar, a provider of PV systems based on its advanced thin-film modules, will supply its thin-film solar modules for installation at Green Infra’s 25MW project in Rajasthan, India.
The project is part of the second batch of utility-scale solar projects commissioned under India’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) initiative, which aims to install 20,000MW of PV capacity in the country by 2022. The project was developed by Green Infra who has appointed Juwi as the EPC contractor.
“Today, India is on the path of becoming one of the leading nations in the solar energy sector, and we are excited to be a part of this journey. Our latest project with Green Infra is a significant project under the National Solar Mission that will help India meet its energy security needs,” said Sujoy Ghosh, the head of India at First Solar. “Large-scale solar photovoltaic power plants are the key to achieving economies of scale and reducing the cost of solar electricity for everyone.”
When complete, the project will produce 46 million kWh of solar power every year, which is enough to meet the annual needs of more than 19,000 Indian households.
India is a key market for First Solar. According to earlier reports, First Solar is drawing out plans to develop solar farms in India. First Solar expects to sign PPAs to sell its solar power generated in the country directly to businesses.