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First Solar Connects 130 MWAC of Utility-Scale Solar Power to the Grid in India

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“After achieving a recent milestone of 1GW of PV solar capacity footprint in India, we are delighted to add 130 MWAC of Utility-Scale Solar Power to the Grid, growing our portfolio of operational solar assets to a cumulative capacity of 150 MWAC. With the commissioning of these plants we have once again demonstrated our strong execution capabilities, and with First Solar’s module performance and reliability, the plants will provide the best possible return on investment” said, Sujoy Ghosh, First Solar’s Country Head for India.”


The 130 MWAC plants collectively will produce enough energy to power approximately 227,500 average homes in India, and will displace over 204,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. The project will be powered by more than 1.4 million First Solar modules, offering highly predictable energy in all climates and applications.  The modules have been independently tested to pass accelerated life and stress tests beyond industry standards. With both a superior temperature coefficient and superior spectral response, they have been independently certified for reliable performance in high temperature, high humidity, extreme desert, and coastal environments.


The electricity from the projects will be purchased by the Southern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh & The Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company Limited under 25 year power purchase agreements.


Solar PV | News published on 10 / 08 / 2016 by Rashmi Nargundkar

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