Friday, March 14, 2014: Solar power plant manufacturer, ACME Solar has won the contracts for 100 MW solar PV power projects during the financial bidding under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) Phase-II, that was held by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). ACME now shares one of the largest portions in the solar projects in India.
ACME Solar is a collective venture between ACME Cleantech Solutions Ltd, EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN), Electricite de France SA (French state-run firm), and EREN (natural resources saving group). The company has bagged 150 MW of solar power projects, which include the JNNSM Phase II projects. It further aims to have a solar power generation of 1000 MW, by 2017.
According to an ET report, Manoj Kumar Upadhyay, the chairman at ACME Solar said, “The success of the phase II of JNNSM is a momentous occasion for all stakeholders in achieving the goal of clean & green energy. We thank the Solar Energy Corporation of India and look forward to support from all stakeholders to help us actively contribute in achieving the target of generating 22 GW solar power by year 2022. Also, emergence of ACME Solar in the bid has further strengthened our position as the leading solar power producer in the country.”