In an effort to develop a more sustainable community for families in India, Masdar PV has partnered with IG Solar PVT and signed a contract, wherein Masdar will provide 1.5MWp of their silicon-based thin-film PV modules. The modules will be mounted on the rooftop of buildings in India under MAG’s current project, which is developing housing that uses renewable energy resources. Ten projects will be put into action over the next year.
“India has major problems in providing a regular energy supply for the population – especially in the outskirts of its Mega-cities. It is not uncommon for households to be without electricity for eight to ten hours a day. For this reason, we construct energy-self-sufficient villages, which improve India’s energy supply and offer sections of the population which, thus far have only had a poor electricity supply, access to a regular electricity supply based on renewable energy sources”, explains Yogesh Sachdeva, managing director of IG Solar.
MAG’s aim is to build cost efficient private houses, which have renewable energy sources. Three thousand people are said to be able to live in each village with part of the electricity supply being provided with Masdar’s PV solar modules on the rooftops.This is the second project in two months that Masdar has committed to that is located in India.