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India secures new solar PV plant

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India secures new solar PV plant

India’s sunny climate and low cost of production is making it one of the fastest-growing solar markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

Leading manufacturer of next-generation thin-film photovoltaic modules, Abound Solar and Indian solar system integration company, Integration Systems India (Solarsis) announced yesterday that it will commission a 1MW solar photovoltaic plant in Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh, India.

The commissioning officially took place on January 14, 2012.

The Kadiri PV plant is the first project in the state of Andhra Pradesh to use Abound Solar cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film modules.

According to a joint statement released by the companies, the use of Abound Solar’s low-cost modules and Solarsis’ homegrown racking and mounting solution will reduce the overall balance-of-system (BoS) cost of the project.

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

The two companies entered into partnership less than a year ago to build opportunities to take advantage of India’s fast-growing solar market.

“India is a key market for Abound Solar due to our U.S.-made CdTe panel’s excellent performance in India’s climate, our commercial focus over the past two years and our successful use of U.S. export-import bank financing,” Abound Solar president and CEO Craig Witsoe said in the same statement.

“We have a significant installed base in India and see this growing in 2012.”

Abound Solar is a manufacturer of next-generation, cadmium telluride thin-film photovoltaic modules used in commercial- and utility-scale installations

Headquartered in Hyderabad, India, Solarsis provides ‘concept-to-completion’ services for grid-connected and off-grid systems using Solar PV technology. The company offers comprehensive financial assistance to its clients.



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