Module manufacturer, ReneSola is to provide 10MW of modules to engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm, juwi India Renewable Energies.
The modules were manufactured in Renesola’s OEM India facilities and will qualify under India's domestic content requirements (DCR) for the second 1.5GW phase of the national solar mission.
The 10MW of ReneSola’s‘Virtus’ modules are to be installed at a project in Rajasthan, India. The project is being developed by mining and power conglomerate, Atha Group.
As part of the national solar mission’s objective to advance domestic manufacturing, 500MW of the second batch will be reserved under for projects using domestically manufactured content. All solar cells and modules must be made in India, with 250MW under DCR in 2014 and 250MW in 2015.
Xianshou Li, ReneSola’s CEO said: “With the increasing demand for DCR modules in the Indian market, our network of OEM manufacturing and on-the-ground teams enable us to satisfy domestic content requirements while responding to market needs in real time.”
Delivery of the modules is to be between September and November this year.
Also this week, Tata Power Solar accepted a 10MW module supply deal for a solar power plant, also in the state of Rajasthan and also falling under the DCR category for the national solar mission.