Grupo T-Solar and Astonfield Renewable Resources have signed a long-term strategic partnership deal to develop solar PV power plants in India. Site construction is under way on the first project of the collaboration, a 5MW site in Osiyan, Rajasthan, India, which is expected to be commissioned by October.
T-Solar's latest-generation 5.7-m2 amorphous-Si:H thin-film PV modules, produced at the company’s 50MW panel fab in Orense, Spain, will be deployed. Schneider Electric will handle the engineering, procurement, and construction management duties on the project.
The Osiyan facility will be one of the first utility-scale solar power plants commissioned in India under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. Once operational, it is expected to generate at least 8.5GWh of electricity per year, enough to power the equivalent of more than 13,000 Indian households.
In addition to T-Solar's strategic investment, the project benefits from debt financing from leading Indian banking institutions, such as the State Bank of India and the Export-Import Bank of India.
Further financial details of the partnership have not been disclosed.