HYDERABAD, INDIA: Abound Solar and Solar Integration Systems India Pvt Ltd (Solarsis) Monday announced the commissioning of a 1MW solar photovoltaic plant at Kadiri in Andhra Pradesh.
The commissioning comes less than a year after the two companies announced a partnership targeting the fast-growing Indian solar market.
This project was commissioned under the Rooftop and Other Small Solar Power Generation Plant (RPSSGP) Scheme administered by Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM).
It is the first project in the state of Andhra Pradesh to use Abound solar cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film modules, said a joint statement from the two companies.
"This plant will generate operational data on different technology performance in Indian weather conditions as this 1MW plant uses 620KW of thin film-based on Abound modules and 380KW of crystalline silicon with single-axis tracking technology," said Venkat Rajaraman, CEO of Solarsis.
"India is a key market for Abound Solar due to our US-made CdTe panel's excellent performance in India's climate, our commercial focus over the past two years, and our successful use of US Export-Import Bank financing. We have a significant installed base in India and see this growing in 2012," said Craig Witsoe, president and CEO of Abound Solar.
The US-based Abound Solar is a leading manufacturer of next-generation, cadmium telluride thin-film photovoltaic modules. Solarsis, headquartered in Hyderabad, offers "concept-to-completion" services for grid-connected and off-grid systems using Solar PV technology.