Spanish independent solar power producer T-Solar Group has completed a 12.3MWp PV plant in India which also represents the company’s second grid-connected PV plant in the country.
Located in Nayaka in the Indian state of Gujarat, the plant is equipped with 96,885 PV modules installed at a 36.4 hectare site. The facility will generate an estimated 19.4GWh of electricity every year which will help the country's national grid to meet the rapidly growing demand for electricity.
In October 2011 T-Solar connected its first solar plant in India. The 5MWp PV facility is located in Osiyan in the state of Rajasthan. It generates around 8.5GWh of electricity annually and, the company claims, is the first solar power plant which also uses a photoelectric effect to be connected to the Indian grid by a Spanish company.
Furthermore, the plant was one of the first solar plants to come online under India’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) programme which aims to install 20GW of PV capacity in the country by 2022.
The two plants required a total investment of €38 million (US$51.6 million).