Solar photovoltaic plant commissioned in Andhra Pradesh


US based Abound Solar, a top manufacturer of thin-film photovoltaic modules, and Solar Integration Systems India Pvt Ltd (Solarsis) recently announced the commissioning of a 1 MW solar photovoltaic plant at Kadiri in Andhra Pradesh.

The commissioning officially took place on January 14 and comes less than a year after the two companies announced a partnership targeting the fast growing Indian solar market, according to a release by thecompany.

The project in Ananthapur district was commissioned under the Rooftop and Other Small Solar Power Generation Plant (RPSSGP) scheme as part of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). It is the first project in Andhra Pradesh to use Abound’s Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) thin-film modules.

The combination of Abound’s low cost modules, along with Solarsis’ homegrown racking and mounting solution, cut down on overall balance-of-system (BoS) cost of the plant, the release said.

“This plant will generate operational data on different technology performance in Indian weather conditions,” Venkat Rajaraman, CEO, Solarsis, said.

Craig Witsoe, president and CEO of Abound, said “India is a key market for Abound due to our US-made CdTe panel’s excellent performance in India’s climate. We have a significant installed base in India and see this growing in 2012.”


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