Suntech to supply 200MW of panels for Adani India project



Module manufacturer Wuxi Suntech has agreed to supply around 200MW of solar panels to Indian conglomerate Adani Power for a PV project, which is under development in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

The project will use Suntech’s Vem PV series modules and is expected to generate around 330GWh of electricity to power the equivalent of 367,000 households. It is expected to be complete by 2016.

Suntech and Adani also recently completed a 9.3MW project in the state of Gujarat.

Haibo Xiong, president of Suntech, said: “We first hosted Adani Power at Suntech's manufacturing facility and testing lab in Wuxi this past April.

“We expect that this 200 MW project is the breaking point for Suntech's presence in India as we continue to collaborate with Adani Power.”

Eric Luo, chief executive of Shunfeng International Clean Energy, Suntech's parent company, said: “China has launched massive infrastructure investments in 'One Belt and One Road' countries. Clean energy infrastructure and solutions are definitely high priorities in China's investment strategy, which will provide developing countries with energy alternatives that weren't previously accessible.

“The Indian government has provided positive incentive policies for solar development as it looks to accelerate its 2020 100GW solar mission.”

India recently released a year-by-year breakdown of its 100GW target in rooftop and ground-mount.

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