Utility-scale PV project developer, SunBorne Energy has secured 100MW of solar panels over the next two years from Suntech. The projects are based in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh with other States in India, with the aim of deploying 20% of India’s Solar Mission target in the next decade. Suntech is supplying its 280Wp polycrystalline silicon modules for projects that will be designed, installed and commissioned by SunBorne Energy. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
“We chose Suntech because of their clear technology leadership and long-term commitment to India. We are proud to support the Gujarat government in their endeavour to bring clean power to India and attain energy security. This partnership reiterates our action plan of providing cost-effective utility scale solar solutions and targeting grid parity by 2017,” commented James Abraham, Managing Director & CEO, SunBorne Energy.
The agreement includes an initial order for 10MW of solar panels for a project in Gujarat, India.
“Currently, one in three people in India lack reliable access to electricity, and the rapid deployment of solar energy has the potential to help close this gap,” added Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Suntech's Chairman and CEO. “This project will provide thousands of people in India with clean and affordable power.”
India has a target to reach a cumulative installation of 2GW of off-grid and 20GW of on-grid PV installations by 2022.