Module manufacturer JinkoSolar has delivered 21.4MW of solar modules to Harsha Abakus, a subsidiary of Harsha Engineers Group.
The modules are for a ground mount solar project in Charanka in the state of Gujarat, India.
The solar plant will also be one of the first commissioned under the National Solar Mission’s Phase II Batch I, with a fixed Power Purchase Agreement rate of 5.45 rupees/kWh (US$0.088).
Charanka has very high natural solar potential that the modules will track generating an estimated 34.24 million kWh a year.
The project is to be jointly owned by Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited and Gujarat Power Corporation Limited.
Xiande Li, chairman of JinkoSolar said this project and the local Indian Government's support is “a tremendous opportunity” for growth in India and to “diversify the country's energy mix”.
After telling solar manufacturers to run at full capacity, India's energy minister Piyush Goyal announced the National Solar target is to be raised to the very ambitious 100GW of solar by 2022 last month.