Suniva has commissioned its largest solar power installation with Titan Energy Systems, located in Karnataka, India. The 3MW, ground-mounted system is the largest grid-connected solar plant in India, covering approximately 12 acres.
The system was designed and deployed by Titan and is owned and operated by Karnataka Power, which will distribute power generated by the system to local farmers for irrigation purposes. Titan designed the 3MW solar project incorporating Suniva’s ARTisun series solar cells.
“This project exemplifies Titan’s ability to execute large-scale solar projects quickly and cost-effectively, which are key measures of success in rapidly growing solar markets like India,” said John Baumstark, CEO of Suniva. “As we continue to increase solar cell and module efficiency and reduce costs, our customers will benefit from higher performance in large-scale applications.”
“Suniva’s high-efficiency cell technology enables our solar modules and solar projects to exceed their performance targets,” said Sankar Chodagam, managing director of Titan Energy Systems. “As India prepares for sustained growth in its solar market, our partnership with Suniva greatly strengthens our position as a manufacturer and system integrator.”
In November 2009, the Indian government approved a National Solar Mission, which aims to deploy at least 20GW of solar projects by 2020.